Is It Legal Malpractice if my Attorney Sued the Wrong Person?
Posted June 15th, 2021.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
It is possible for an attorney to sue the wrong person, missing the statute of limitations on behalf of their client, resulting in the loss of the case. This occurs much more than you might think. However, if this has happened to you, it is important to understand that you have options. Reach out to our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney to learn how we can assist you through the legal process ahead. Continue reading to discover what is considered legal malpractice, how to file a legal malpractice claim, and the statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims in New Jersey.
If my attorney sued the wrong person, it is considered legal malpractice?
There is a good chance that you have lost or will lose your case if your lawyer has sued the wrong person. Due to your lawyer’s negligence, you and your case have been negatively affected, which will likely result in a valid legal malpractice claim against the lawyer in question. An example of legal malpractice regarding suing the wrong person would be if you were injured in a slip and fall accident on a sidewalk due to unsafe sidewalk conditions and your attorney takes legal action against who they believe the be the property owner when in reality they were supposed to sue a municipality that owned the property. You would likely lose your case due to this negligence.
How can I file a legal malpractice claim?
The first step you should take to file a legal malpractice claim is to reach out to an experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney who will demonstrate that the attorney in question owed you a duty of care and that you were their client. They will then prove that the attorney breached their fiduciary duty, resulting in significant financial damages. To begin this legal process today, reach out to our firm. We are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve.
How long do I have to take legal action for legal malpractice claims in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims is generally six years in New Jersey. This means that you should take legal action within this period of time from the date of your accident. Failure to sue within this timeframe will likely result in you being permanently time-barred from pursuing legal action against the negligent attorney in question. To begin this process as soon as possible, get started today by contacting our firm. We’re 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.