What Constitutes a Legal Malpractice Claim in New Jersey?

Posted December 1st, 2020.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

There are few things more frustrating and disappointing than hiring an attorney to help you through a time of need, only to discover that the attorney you hired failed to appropriately handle your legal matter. Though most attorneys are hard-working, dedicated, and devoted to working towards their clients’ well-being, the unfortunate reality is that not all attorneys are. If you believe that you were wronged by your attorney, you are most likely now looking to hold that attorney accountable, and understandably so. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney to learn more about legal malpractice, whether you have a valid legal malpractice claim, and how our firm can work to attain the justice you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What constitutes a valid legal malpractice claim in New Jersey?

The legal malpractice claims process is sometimes a challenging one, as if you can prove that your former attorney breached his or her fiduciary duty, there is a chance that he or she may be disbarred, thereby preventing him from practicing law in the future. This is why you can expect your former attorney to fight your accusations, tooth-and-nail. To start, our firm will have to prove that you were, in fact, the attorney’s client and that the attorney, therefore, owed you a duty of care. From here, we will have to prove that the attorney knowingly breached that duty of care, thereby causing you to lose your case and incur significant financial damages as a result. We will, essentially, have to prove that had the attorney not acted negligently, the outcome of your case would have been substantially different. Our firm has done this on behalf of our clients countless times, and we are ready to fight for you, too.

How long does it take for a legal malpractice lawsuit to run its course?

There is no definitive answer to how long your specific case will take, as every case is different. However, generally speaking, most legal malpractice claims take about 3-4 years to resolve. There are times where more straightforward cases do not take three years, however, there are also times where more complex cases end up taking more than four years. The bottom line is that you need an attorney who will work to efficiently resolve your case. Our firm is here to help.

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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