A Legacy of Experience
Answering Your Questions On Professional Malpractice Defense
Since LeBeau Thelen first opened its doors in 1985, professional malpractice defense has been at the center of our civil litigation practice. We have secured favorable outcomes for individuals and organizations throughout Central and Southern California who operate in the legal, health care and real estate professions and others.
Having successfully defended our clients against malpractice claims, we are familiar with the questions and concerns that they have about their case. Before you contact us to discuss your legal issue, we invite you to read these frequently asked questions about professional malpractice defense.
Before I Discuss My Legal Issue With A Lawyer, What Is The First Step That I Should Take?
Even if the other party has only threatened to sue, it is important to contact your malpractice insurance provider. Should the other party take action, you may be required to alert your insurance provider within a certain period to receive coverage. This information is often located in your policy’s notification instructions section.
Our attorneys are familiar with the legalese that appears in these contracts. We can translate any terminology that may be difficult to understand so that you know what your obligations are.
Do I Need To Retain The Attorney Recommended By My Insurance Provider?
Insurance providers often maintain a list of qualified attorneys that they recommend to policyholders, but it is your right to choose your own lawyer. Not all civil litigators are equipped to represent clients in professional malpractice cases, however.
At LeBeau Thelen, our lawyers have advocated for our clients in medical board actions, administrative matters and civil lawsuits. When your livelihood and professional reputation are at stake, you should be judicious when selecting representation.
If A Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Me, What Are My Legal Options?
Our attorneys have represented many professionals in malpractice matters, but each case is different. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may recommend that you:
- Respond to the claim by answering or denying the accusations listed in the complaint
- Seek a dismissal
- Sue the other party
- Try to settle the matter without involving the court
When you consult with us, we will take the time that is necessary to study the events surrounding your legal matter before we propose a course of action. You should be wary about working with an attorney who creates a strategy before thoroughly examining the alleged incident.
Do You Have Other Questions? Contact Us For Help.
Our attorneys at LeBeau Thelen are known for their keen insight and understanding of the law. Make an appointment to speak with a proven lawyer who is committed to protecting your interests in and out of court. Please dial 661-325-8962 or email our Bakersfield firm today.
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