What Happens if my Attorney Failed to File a Tort Claims Notice?

Posted January 19th, 2022.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

If your attorney’s failure to file a tort claims notice cost you to lose your personal injury claim, and you can prove this, you likely have a valid legal malpractice claim. To discover more about filing a legal malpractice claim against your attorney who failed to file a tort notice claim, continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney.

What are the most common injuries that would require an attorney to file a tort claims notice?

An attorney will be required to file a tort claims notice on behalf of their client for multiple reasons. The most common injuries to require an attorney to file a tort claims notice are as follows:

  • Injuries sustained at a public school
  • Injuries sustained on a government-owned bus or train
  • Injuries caused by insufficient lighting owned by a municipality
  • Injures due to a defective traffic light owned by a municipality
  • Injuries sustained at a post office or a Social Security Office
  • Injuries sustained at any other facility or land owned by a county, city, or state
  • Injuries sustained on a poorly maintained sidewalk owned by a municipality

What will happen if my attorney failed to file a tort claims notice?

If you have been injured due to no fault of your own, you will likely retain the services of a personal injury attorney who can assist you in filing a personal injury claim to recover the financial compensation you require to heal. These claims often cover injuries that were sustained on government property such as facilities owned by the state, public schools, government-owned transportation, and more. Individuals who file these claims will be required to file a tort claims notice.

Failure to file a tort claims notice on behalf of a client can cause the client to lose their rightful compensation. This is typically done due to the attorney’s negligence and carelessness. If your attorney has failed to file a tort claims notice on your behalf, you may want to hold them accountable for their actions by filing a legal malpractice lawsuit. To learn more about how you can do this with the help of our legal malpractice attorney, give our firm a call today.

Our legal team at The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick is prepared to fight for your rights. To get started with our firm, do not hesitate to contact us today and 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.

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