Is it Legal Malpractice When an Attorney Fails to Address a Lien?

Posted March 23rd, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

When people require the services of an attorney to right someone else’s wrong and bring someone to justice, they depend on their attorney to always work in their bests interests to secure a positive outcome on their behalf. While of course, this does not always happen, it is not always a result of negligence on the part of the attorney. That being said, if you were recently injured in an accident and you filed a personal injury claim with the help of your attorney and you won, you were most likely very happy to at least recover compensation for the damages you sustained. Unfortunately, there are times where attorneys will fail to address a lien after winning a personal injury lawsuit, and when this happens, there is a very good chance that you will lose a significant amount of the compensation you previously won. This is unacceptable. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey legal malpractice attorney to learn more about how our firm can guide you through every step of the profess ahead to hold your attorney accountable.

What are the different types of liens that should be covered in personal injury claims?

When someone is indebted to another party and that person recovers a sum of money, that person’s attorney will have to use that money to pay off those debts. For example, if you owe money on child support, your attorney is legally obligated to ensure that you pay off your child support lien with a portion of the compensation you receieved in your personal injury claim. Another type of lien are Medicaid/Medicare liens. If you were injured in an accident and you relied on federally-subsidies healthcare treatment to help fix your injuries, there is a very good chance that you will have to pay back any Medicaid or Medicare liens after winning your personal injury claim. You may even be responsible for paying back doctor’s liens, workers’ compensation liens, and more after winning your personal injury claim. If you have any additional questions or you believe that you have been wronged by your attorney, you must speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey legal malpractice attorney today. Our firm is here to guide you through every step of the legal process ahead–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

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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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