Can I Sue an Attorney For Losing my File or Evidence?

Posted January 7th, 2020.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

People hire attorneys to help them when they need it most. Not only is this a legal obligation, but it is also a moral and ethical one. When people who not know the ins and outs of the law that can only be attained through attending law school, and, even more importantly, years of experience practicing the law, they turn to an attorney to help them resolve their legal turmoil. Generally, attorneys understand this premise, and because they do, they display an unwavering dedication to their clients’ success.

However, there are times when attorneys are careless, ignorant, or downright malicious. If your legal situation has taken a turn for the worst, you may have a case of legal malpractice. One of the most ridiculous mistakes an attorney can make is losing evidence or a client’s file. If this has happened to you, you are most likely now looking to hold that attorney accountable for his negligent actions. Fortunately, our firm is here to help you do just that.

Though simply losing a file or valuable evidence seems entirely outlandish to many, the truth is, all it takes is a bit of carelessness for crucial evidence to disappear. Most often, the cause of this reckless mistake is a simple lack of communication. Attorneys are obligated to constantly keep their clients in the loop. This means that any time something happens pertaining to a client’s case, his or her attorney is responsible for notifying that client. When an attorney fails to communicate with his or her client, it often means that the attorney in question is not regularly examining that client’s file. This drastically increases the chances of that attorney losing the file. Misplacing or losing files and evidence also occurs when attorneys fail to stay in touch with the court relevant to the case. Though this is far more common than you may think, it is, rather obviously, completely unacceptable.

Because losing or misplacing evidence and files is one of the most insulting and frustrating things an attorney can do, you have our firm’s pledge to constantly keep you in the loop, from beginning to end. Additionally, our firm prides itself on its ability to meticulously store and maintain records both on paper and in digital format to ensure we never lose or misplace anything relevant to attaining the justice you deserve. Though you may have been wronged once, it will not happen again. Our firm is here to fight for your rights, which is why we are ready to clean up whatever mess your previous attorney left behind.

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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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