Missed Deadlines

Missed Deadlines Can Mean Legal Malpractice

One of the most common grounds for legal malpractice lawsuits is missed deadlines. Some legal actions need to be taken within a specific and very rigid time limit. Not filing disclosures on time can mean an important opinion cannot be used at trial. Missing deadlines in cases with statutes of limitations robs a client of his or her ability to pursue legal action.

If you were represented by an attorney whose failure to meet a deadline resulted in the loss of legal standing, loss of money, or other damages, please contact the legal malpractice attorneys of Ripplinger & Zimmer, L.L.C. today. We have been policing the legal profession by bringing legal malpractice lawsuits against members of the bar for more than 30 years.

A Sign of Deeper Trouble

Why do attorneys miss deadlines when it can have such a devastating impact on their clients' cases and their own careers? Usually, it is not an intentional error, just an oversight. Nevertheless, that doesn't make it excusable.

Over the years, we have learned that when a lawyer misses an important deadline that can ruin a case, it may be a symptom of a deeper problem. Perhaps the attorney is having trouble with drugs, alcohol, or gambling. He or she may be dealing with a serious illness or going through a divorce and letting the quality of legal work slide.

A client deserves competent legal services no matter what is going on in the attorney's life.

Helping Clients Recover from Bad Legal Representation

People who have been victimized by legal malpractice are understandably hesitant about hiring another attorney. At Ripplinger & Zimmer, L.L.C., our legal malpractice attorneys go the extra mile to help clients realize there are good attorneys out there and that they can receive justice.

If you have been the victim of legal malpractice or incompetence, please contact our legal malpractice attorneys today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.