What Happens When an Attorney Sues the Wrong Person?

Posted April 20th, 2022.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

You were injured, and you hired an attorney to fight for financial compensation on your behalf. Your attorney was tasked with proving that you were hurt as a direct result of another party’s negligence and that you, therefore, truly qualify for compensation. You had a strong case; after all, the accident simply wasn’t your fault, but your attorney made a mistake and sued the wrong person. If this has happened to you, you are most likely now wondering whether you can hold your attorney accountable for his or her actions and whether you can still recover the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to an experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney from our legal team to learn more about what happens when an attorney sues the wrong person and how our legal team can help you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Does it count as legal malpractice when an attorney sues the wrong person?

Let’s say you were injured in an auto accident caused by a negligent public bus driver. If your attorney decided to try to sue the bus driver directly, instead of filing a Notice of Claim with the state and suing the city or municipality that owned the bus, there’s a strong chance you’ll be denied compensation. This is unacceptable, and in most cases, yes, it would qualify as legal malpractice, as personal injury attorneys are responsible for correctly determining the liable party in injury claims and pursuing compensation from that party accordingly. If your attorney failed to do this, you should turn to our firm. We are ready to fight for you.

Do I need an attorney to file a legal malpractice claim?

Yes, you do. Only someone with extensive knowledge of the legal field, someone with formal education and years of professional experience, should handle a claim of legal malpractice on behalf of a client. We understand the intricacies of the law, and we can illustrate exactly how your previous attorney breached his or her duty of care to you, the client, and how it directly correlates with you losing your personal injury claim. If you’d like to know more or get started, all you need to do is pick up your phone and give us a call today.

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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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