My Attorney Ignored My Wishes, Can I Sue for Malpractice?
Posted May 11th, 2021.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
An attorney owes their clients a duty of care. The duty of care includes listening to their client’s objectives and wishes. Ignoring a client’s wishes goes strictly against the duty of care. The attorney is under the obligation to consider the client’s wishes. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for an attorney to fail to act in their client’s best interests. If you believe that your attorney ignored your wishes, resulting in a negative impact on your case, you may have a valid legal malpractice claim. Do not hesitate to hold your attorney accountable by gaining the assistance of an experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney.
The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick have been helping clients with their legal malpractice cases for over 30 years. Contact us today for a no-fee consultation. Continue reading to answer any questions you might have regarding opening a legal malpractice claim and how to win.
Is it legal malpractice for an attorney to ignore a client’s wishes?
When an attorney ignores a client’s wishes, in many cases, it is considered legal malpractice. One of the most common examples of this includes your attorney deciding to settle your claim without your permission.
You might also have a case of malpractice if your attorney acts against your wishes because they believe you are not being practical. In this case, they should advise you of the best course of action, not act against your wishes without your knowledge. If your attorney acted against your wishes, you will most likely have a valid claim of legal malpractice.
How can I win a legal malpractice claim?
There are three steps for your lawyer to take when proceeding through a legal malpractice claim. The first step is to prove that the attorney in question owed you a duty of care. Once this has been proven, your attorney should prove that the attorney in question breached that duty of care by ignoring your wishes or objectives. Your attorney will then prove that this specific breach of care resulted in the loss of your claim or a significantly negative impact on the outcome of your claim. Begin this process by reaching out to our firm today to get started. Give us a call with any further questions you might have regarding a malpractice claim and what it might look like for your situation. 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.