My Attorney Pursued a Negligent Strategy | Is This Legal Malpractice?
When an attorney fails to presents their client’s best interests, they could be guilty of legal malpractice. Pursuing a strategy that is unfeasible, careless, or unrealistic and has little chance of success are all common ways in which an attorney can commit an act of legal malpractice. When an attorney fails to pursue a reasonable strategy, this could result in the wrongful loss of a case. If this has happened to you, continue reading to learn how you can hold your attorney accountable. Give our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney a call to learn how we can assist you through this legal process. If you have any further questions, contact our firm to schedule your initial consultation.
What are the most common examples of negligent strategy?
Some of the most common examples of negligent strategies include when your attorney should have been more aggressive, if your attorney was too aggressive, unethical actions, neglecting to file cross-motions, neglecting to file pre-trial motions, or failing to use a workable theme during a trial. Each of these examples may lead to a valid claim. If your attorney delays your case, fails to select or prepare witnesses for trial, or neglects to dedicate their time to working on your case, you will likely also have a valid legal malpractice claim. To learn more about your specific claim, give our firm a call.
How can I file a legal malpractice lawsuit?
Your attorney will have to prove several things in order to win a legal malpractice claim. The first step your attorney will take is to prove that you were the attorney’s client and therefore they owed you a fiduciary duty. Next, your attorney will have to prove that the attorney acted negligently, which breached this duty of care. Finally, your attorney will have to work to prove that you lost your case or otherwise incurred significant damages as a result of the negligence.
If you believe that your attorney pursued a negligent strategy and you have suffered significant damages as a result, you may have a valid claim. To get started with this process, reach out to our experienced legal malpractice attorney. Our legal team will walk you through the legal steps ahead and fight for your right to compensation. If you have any further questions, give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.
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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.