Can I Sue an Attorney if He Ignored My Wishes?

Posted January 12th, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

If you are someone who hired an attorney to assist you with a legal issue, you expect that attorney to always work towards your best interests. After all, an attorney that does not put his or her client’s issues at the forefront is not a very good attorney at all. Unfortunately, there are plenty of times where attorneys simply fail to act in their clients’ best interests, and if you are someone who believes that the outcome of your case was negatively impacted due to your attorney’s negligence, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid legal malpractice claim. One of the stranger, albeit fairly common circumstances where an attorney may commit malpractice is when he or she ignores a client’s wishes. This is something that no attorney should ever do, however, it happens. If you believe that your attorney ignored your wishes, you are most likely now looking to hold your attorney accountable. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey legal malpractice attorney to learn more about these cases and how our firm may be able to help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Is it legal malpractice for an attorney to ignore a client’s wishes?

In many cases, yes, it is. For example, if you did not wish to settle your claim, though your attorney decided to settle your claim without your permission, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid legal malpractice claim. Conversely, even if your wishes are something that your attorney does not believe are practical, your attorney should advise you of the best course of action. If your attorney simply acted against your wishes, you will most likely have a valid claim against your attorney.

How do I win a legal malpractice claim?

To win a legal malpractice claim, your New Jersey legal malpractice attorney must first prove that the attorney in question owed you a duty of care. From here, your attorney will have to prove that your attorney breached that duty of care, and as a result, you lost your claim or had the outcome significantly and negatively impacted. If you have any additional questions or you are ready to get started, please do not hesitate to give us a call today. We are always here to help.

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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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