Common Legal Malpractice Cases | Am I Eligible?
Posted July 20th, 2022.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
If you previously hired an attorney who pursued a legal strategy that was unfeasible, careless, unrealistic, or had little chance of success, they were not working in your best interest, and likely, this resulted in the unnecessary loss of your case. This behavior is commonly associated with acts of legal malpractice. Read on to discover more examples of legal malpractice cases and how an experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick can help you fight for the compensation that you missed out on in your previous case.
What are common examples of legal malpractice cases in the state of New Jersey?
Ultimately, if your previous attorney’s negligence breached their fiduciary duty, you likely have a valid legal malpractice claim. For your case, you will have to collect sufficient evidence that shows that your previous attorney made preventable errors that harmed you and your lawsuit. Common examples of legal malpractice read as follows:
- Your attorney ignored your wishes.
- Your attorney settles your case without your consent.
- Your attorney failed to interview crucial witnesses.
- Your attorney neglects to retain an expert witness or the proper expert witness.
- Your attorney misapplied the law to the facts of the case.
- Your attorney neglected the pre-trial deadlines.
- Your attorney ignores pre-trial discovery opportunities, such as depositions and subpoenas.
- Your attorney fails to provide timely notice of tort claim under federal or New Jersey law.
- Your attorney fails to respond to the adversary’s discovery requests.
- Your attorney fails to serve a timely Affidavit or Certificate of Merits.
- Your attorney negligently deligates work to an inexperienced lawyer or law firm without supervising them, doing an initial screening, or your permission.
- Your attorney fails to address child support liens, doctor’s liens, health care liens, workers’ compensation liens, and letters of protection on your settlement.
- Your attorney misplaces crucial evidence, files, or other important documents.
- Your attorney fails to account for the tax consequences of your settlement.
- Your attorney makes a mathematical error in calculating damages or payoff amounts.
- Your attorney fails to advise you about insurance considerations.
If any of the above actions coincide with your previous attorney’s behavior, it is important that you retain the services of one of our skilled attorneys at our legal malpractice law firm located in Cherry Hill who will help to right this wrong. We are prepared to aggressively fight for your rights in court on your behalf and hold this attorney accountable for their negligence. Schedule your free initial consultation today.
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If you require the services of a dedicated legal malpractice attorney in New Jersey, please contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick today for a free consultation.