Is it Malpractice if my Attorney Stopped Working on my Case?
Posted December 28th, 2021.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
If your attorney has stopped working on your case and refuses to communicate with you, this may be considered an act of legal malpractice. To learn more about filing a legal malpractice claim against your attorney for refusing to work on your case, continue reading and contact our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney. Our legal team is prepared to assist you today.
Is it considered legal malpractice if my attorney stopped working on my case?
You likely have a valid claim of legal malpractice if your attorney has stopped taking your calls, started ignoring your emails, and stopped working on your case altogether. If your attorney has behaved in this way, it is best to take action as soon as possible. Malpractice should not be taken lightly. It is also important that you voice your concerns to your attorney and ask for a meeting regarding the future of your case. If there is no response, this can be used as evidence of legal malpractice. It is best to speak with a malpractice attorney as soon as possible to get started with your claim.
How can I file a successful legal malpractice claim?
First, with the assistance of your legal malpractice attorney, you will be required to prove that your attorney in question owed you a fiduciary duty and that they breached that duty of care by committing an act of negligence. Next, you and your attorney will work to prove that the breach of care resulted in you losing your case or receiving an unfavorable result. You will work to prove that this result caused you to sustain damage. You and your attorney will also prove that had you hired a reasonable attorney, your case would have had a different outcome.
Proving each of these factors will likely result in you having a valid legal malpractice claim. However, it is best to have an attorney in your corner who is willing to right the wrong of the attorney in question.
Our firm has handled countless individuals who have been harmed by negligent attorneys over the years. To learn more about our legal team and how we can help right this wrong, give our firm a call today. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Pick up the phone when you are ready to schedule your initial consultation.
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