Can I Sue an Attorney For Losing a Case Due to a Negligent Strategy?
Posted April 7th, 2020.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
There are few things worse than having legal trouble, hiring an attorney to help, only to have that attorney pursue a negligent strategy and make matters even worse. Unfortunately, this happens far more often than we’d like to admit, and if it has happened to you, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney to learn more about how he can help you through the legal malpractice lawsuit process. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is a negligent attorney strategy?
The first thing we should point out is that simply losing your case, or not achieving a positive outcome is not enough to classify as negligence. However, if you believe you lost a lawsuit because your attorney’s strategy was clearly flawed (i.e. too aggressive, not persistent enough, misguided, or simply unethical) you may very well have grounds for a legal malpractice lawsuit.
That being said, to sue an attorney, you will have to hire an experienced, trustworthy, and aggressive legal malpractice attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process. Here at the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick, we understand the importance of dedication and loyalty, which is why you can ensure we will keep your best interests at heart from beginning to end, to ensure your experience is entirely different than that with your previous attorney. That being said, to prove that you have a valid legal malpractice lawsuit, we will have to demonstrate that a reasonable, competent attorney would not have made the same mistake as your previous attorney, and that had your previous attorney not breached his/her duty of care, you would have won the case in question.
What are some examples of negligent attorney strategies?
There are several different potential examples of negligent attorney strategy; some of which are as follows:
- Failing to adequately fight pre-trial motions
- Neglecting to file the proper cross-motions
- Neglecting to select, examine and prepare witnesses for trial
- Neglecting to consider the potential tax consequences of a lawsuit
- Overlooking potential insurance implications
- Using an unworkable theme for the trial
- Delaying work on a case under the assumption that a settlement offer will improve
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to speak with our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney today. We are here to help you.
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