My Lawyer Stopped Working on my Case | Is This Legal Malpractice?
Posted August 10th, 2021.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
It may be considered an act of legal malpractice if your attorney has stopped working on your case and refuses to communicate with you. Unfortunately, this does happen, and if this has occurred to you, it is important that you have a plan. Reach out to an experienced legal malpractice attorney who will help you hold the lawyer in question accountable for their actions. Continue reading to discover how to file a successful legal malpractice claim.
Is it considered legal malpractice if my attorney stopped working on my case?
If you have noticed that your attorney has stopped taking your calls, started ignoring your emails, and overall stopped working on your case, you may have a valid legal malpractice claim. This behavior is extremely inconsiderate, especially for someone who has vowed to work for their client’s best interests. It is important that you take action as soon as possible to help ensure that your case can be handled by the correct attorney who will hold your attorney in question accountable for their actions. Malpractice should not be taken lightly and it is important that you bring attention to your claim as soon as you can. If you have voiced your concern to your attorney and asked for a meeting regarding the future of your case with no response, this can be used as evidence of legal malpractice.
How can I file a successful legal malpractice claim?
The first step in winning a legal malpractice lawsuit will require you 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. You will then prove that the breach of care resulted in you losing your case or receiving an unfavorable result which caused you to sustain damages. You will prove that had you hired a reasonable attorney, your case would have had a different outcome. If you can prove these factors, you should have a valid legal malpractice claim. However, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced and skilled legal malpractice attorney who will right this wrong. Our firm has handled countless individuals who have been harmed by negligent attorneys over the years. We are prepared to take on your case next. Give us a call today to discuss our service and to learn how we can assist you.
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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.