Can I Sue an Attorney For Failing to File a Tort Claims Notice?

Posted December 24th, 2019.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

Those injured either on government property or by a public employee will have to file a tort claims notice if they wish to take legal action against them. Essentially, this is a simple formality that notifies a government agency that you are filing a lawsuit against it. However, simple as it may be, certain attorneys either do not do so on time, or they file a tort claims notice improperly. Simply forgetting to do something that is standard procedure is completely unacceptable, and it can ruin an individual’s chance of recovery.

In the state of New Jersey, attorneys must file a tort claim within 90 days of the accident occurring. When they fail to do so, their clients are forced to deal with the results of an attorney’s negligence. Fortunately, our firm has been helping clients bring these careless attorneys to justice for years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Though you have been let down once, we urge you not to lose faith in good attorneys. If you hire our firm, you will receive the personalized attention and steadfast dedication you need.

There are various circumstances in which a tort claims notice is required, and if your attorney failed to take the steps necessary to win you the compensation you need, you were left in the dark to deal with your injuries alone. Tort claims notices are required for the following:

  • Injuries that happened either at a post office or the Social Security Office
  • Injuries that happened on mass transit, such as buses or trains
  • Injuries sustained on any other facility under control of the county, city, or state
  • Slip and fall accidents due to poor sidewalk or street conditions
  • Injuries transpiring while in public housing
  • Injuries sustained in public schools
  • Injuries transpiring due to faulty or broken traffic lights
  • Slip and fall injuries due to inadequate street lighting

If you were harmed by an attorney and are looking to bring that attorney to justice, you have come to the right place. All you have to do is reach out to our experienced legal malpractice attorney who is ready to fight for your rights. We understand how frustrating it can be to lose out on a settlement you otherwise would have one, which is why we will tirelessly work to prove that had your attorney not breached his or her duty of care, you would have won your initial lawsuit.

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The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick is an experienced and committed legal team for clients throughout the state of New Jersey. Our team effectively serves victims of legal malpractice. If you require the services of a dedicated attorney, please contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick today for a free consultation.

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