Do I Have a Legal Malpractice Claim if My Attorney Lost My File?

Posted January 5th, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

If you are someone who recently had a pressing legal matter, there is a very good chance that you turned to an attorney to help resolve that matter, as only attorneys have the power to handle critical legal matters on their own. Most attorneys take their duties seriously, as they have attended years of schooling, and potentially have practiced the law for several years as well. Unfortunately, there are times where attorneys are either unqualified or simply take their job way too lightly. This causes them to make critical, sometimes detrimental mistakes concerning a case. This is absolutely unacceptable. One of the most common–yet unbelievable–mistakes that attorneys make is losing their clients’ files.

Unfortunately, if this has happened to you, you are most likely now seeking to hold your attorney accountable, especially if losing your file or evidence pertaining to your case caused you to lose your case. Such a careless act deserves the attention of an experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney who can work attain the justice you deserve. Please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable firm to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.

How can an attorney lose a file?

There are several ways in which an attorney can lose a file, though it is generally due to negligence. For example, when an attorney is disorganized, he or she can easily lose a file. Additionally, files can get lost when attorneys fail to regularly work on and communicate with their clients. Our firm ensures that neither of these scenarios occurs. This is because we care about our clients and ensure that we keep them updated through every step of the legal process. The bottom line is that losing a file is downright unacceptable, and if this has happened to you, there is a very good chance that you have a valid legal malpractice claim. As long as we can prove that your attorney owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and that you lost your case as a result, we should be able to hold that attorney accountable for his or her negligence. If you have any additional questions or you are ready to get started, simply give our firm a call today. We always are here to help you.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

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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