What are Common Cases of Negligent Strategy by an Attorney?
Posted June 1st, 2022.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
When an attorney pursues a strategy that is unfeasible, careless, unrealistic, or has little chance of success, they are not working in their client’s best interest and this can result in the wrongful loss of a case. This behavior is commonly associated with acts of legal malpractice. Read on to discover more examples of negligent strategy by attorneys and how a seasoned New Jersey legal malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick can help you fight for the compensation that you missed out on in your previous case.
What are the most common examples of negligent strategy?
Below are some of the most common examples of negligent strategies that your attorney may have acted out:
- Your attorney was not aggressive enough, or on the other hand too aggressive.
- Your attorney neglected to file pre-trial motions.
- Your attorney failed to use a workable theme during a trial.
- Your attorney delayed your case.
- Your attorney failed to select or prepare witnesses for the trial.
- Your attorney neglected to dedicate their time to working on your case.
- Your attorney carried out unethical actions. Examples include: not disclosing a conflict of interest, overbilling, hiding evidence, failing to disclose all relevant facts, or making false or misleading statements.
If any of these scenarios are applicable, you may have a valid legal malpractice case on your hands.
How do I file a legal malpractice claim for negligent strategy?
You will have to provide evidence of several factors to build up a successful legal malpractice claim. First, you must prove that you were the attorney’s client and therefore they owed you a fiduciary duty. Then, you will have to show that your attorney acted negligently, through any of the aforementioned examples, which breached this duty of care. And finally, you must show that you lost your case or otherwise suffered significant damages as a result of the negligence.
To get started with this process, do not hesitate in reaching out to a knowledgeable New Jersey legal malpractice attorney today who can help you collect the proper evidence and build a strong defense.
What is the statute of limitations for a legal malpractice claim in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations for a legal malpractice claim in the state of New Jersey is generally six years from the date of the incident of malpractice to take legal action against your former attorney.
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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.