Can I Sue an Attorney if He Missed the Statute of Limitations?
Posted April 13th, 2022.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
There is nothing worse than sustaining an injury due to the negligence of another. Fortunately, in most cases, when someone is harmed as a result of negligence, they can hire a competent attorney who will then fight for the compensation they need to get back on their feet again. That being said, not all attorneys are responsible and truly care about the well-being and future of their clients. When this happens, it’s not uncommon Read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney to learn more about whether you can sue your attorney for missing the statute of limitations. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Should I sue my attorney if he missed the statute of limitations in my personal injury claim?
Here in New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, typically, two years. This means that accident victims will have to sue the party responsible for their injuries within two years of the date their accident occurred. So, for example, if you brought your claim to a personal injury attorney only a few months after your injury occurred, there’s no excuse for your attorney to miss the statute of limitations. However, if your lawyer lost your file or simply forgot about your case (it sounds unbelievable, but it’s happened) and missed the statute of limitations as a result, you will most likely permanently be barred from suing for compensation. This is infuriating, to say the least. That said, fortunately, this should qualify as legal malpractice, which means you will most likely have a right to sue the attorney and recover the compensation you deserve. Our firm can help hold the negligent attorney accountable.
How long can I wait to sue an attorney for legal malpractice in the state of New Jersey?
Just as there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims, there is a statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims. You cannot wait longer than six years from the date the malpractice occurred to sue your previous lawyer. The sooner you bring your claim to our attention, however, the better. We can help you today. Just pick up the phone and give us a call.
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