What Legal Action Can I Take if My Attorney Lost My File?

Posted August 24th, 2022.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

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If you hired an attorney to handle your legal situation and they ultimately lost your file, you need to hold them accountable for their careless mistake. To best achieve the justice that you rightfully deserve, follow along to discover how a proficient New Jersey legal malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick can assess your case and determine the best legal strategy.

What happens if my attorney lost my file?

Usually, if your attorney lost your file or otherwise any piece of critical evidence for your case, this is considered legal malpractice. This is because, by doing so, they broke the fiduciary duty they have toward you as their client.

That said, if you believe that your case was lost or otherwise negatively affected by your attorney losing your file, you must take action and file a legal malpractice lawsuit.

Am I eligible to file a legal malpractice claim if my attorney lost my file?

Specifically, you are eligible to file a legal malpractice claim if your attorney lost your file if you can prove the following signs of negligence:

  • Your attorney acted carelessly, which led to them losing your file.
  • Your attorney practiced poor organization, which led to them losing your file.
  • Your attorney hugely miscommunicated with you through the legal process, which led to them losing your file.
  • Your attorney did not regularly examine your file, which led to them losing your file.

A note for the future is that it is best to employ a law firm that has an electronic database in place that will better ensure that your case is properly filed and accessible. Notably, our firm offers both paper and digital forms of all records to ensure that they will never be lost or misplaced.

But no matter the cause of this negligent act, losing your file or other critical evidence is unacceptable behavior by your attorney. Nevertheless, you have a claim for legal malpractice if your case was worsened by any of the aforementioned acts of negligence.

So, to recover the compensation you deserve, you must reach out to our legal malpractice law firm located in Cherry Hill today. Give us a call to schedule your initial consultation. Rest assured, we are prepared to walk you through the legal process ahead to achieve the compensation you deserve. Our firm is confident in our ability to hold your attorney in question accountable for their mistakes.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you require the services of a dedicated legal malpractice attorney in New Jersey, please contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick today for a free consultation.

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