My Lawyer Sued the Wrong Person, What Now?

Posted November 9th, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

When an attorney sues the wrong person and misses the statute of limitations on your behalf, resulting in the loss of your case, you must retain the services of an experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney who will assist you in righting this wrong. This occurs much more than you might think and is often considered legal malpractice. To learn more about filing a legal malpractice claim against your attorney who sued the wrong person, continue reading.

If my attorney sued the wrong person, is this considered legal malpractice?

If you have lost your case because your lawyer has sued the wrong person, you likely have a valid legal malpractice claim. You and your case have been negatively affected due to your lawyer’s negligence. This will likely result in a valid claim against the lawyer in question.

An example of an attorney taking legal action against the wrong person being a case of legal malpractice is if you were injured in a slip and fall accident on a sidewalk due to unsafe conditions and your attorney takes legal action against who they believe to be the property owner when they were supposed to sue a municipality that owned the property. Due to this negligence, you will likely lose your case. If something similar has happened to you, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced legal malpractice attorney who will fight for your right compensation.

How can I take legal action against my negligent attorney who sued the wrong person?

To file a legal malpractice claim against your negligent attorney, you should first retain the services of a New Jersey legal malpractice attorney who will work to demonstrate that the attorney in question owed you a duty of care and that you were their client. Your malpractice attorney will then work to prove that the attorney breached their fiduciary duty which resulted in you sustaining significant financial damages.

To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our firm today. We would be happy to get started with your case when you are ready.

How long do I have to take legal action for legal malpractice claims in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims is generally six years. This means that you will have six years to take legal action since the incident of malpractice. Failure to take legal action within this time period may result in you being permanently time-barred from pursuing legal action against the negligent attorney in question.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

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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