What Should I do if an Attorney Lost my File or Evidence?

Posted October 1st, 2019.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

Attorneys must be a lot of things: responsible, caring, dedicated, and organized, to name a few. Generally, attorneys live up to the expectation that they will do everything they can using their knowledge of the law to assist their clients with legal matters. However, there are times where attorneys fail to provide their clients with the utmost respect and effort they deserve, and clients are harmed as a result. This is known as legal malpractice.

One of the worst things an attorney can do is behave carelessly, for when he or she does, accidents are almost certain to happen. One of the most careless things an attorney can do is lose or misplace crucial files or evidence. If your attorney misplaces key evidence and you lost your case as a result, there is a very good chance you are now looking to hold the negligent attorney accountable for his or her actions.

Attorneys misplace evidence for several reasons. Generally, the loss of evidence or files has to do with a lack of communication. For example, attorneys may lose evidence if they either fail to communicate directly with their client or with other parties in the case. When attorneys do not communicate with their client, they are, rather obviously, not regularly checking their files, and may, therefore, lose or misplace them. Additionally, if an attorney is slow to file a lawsuit, he may lose key files or evidence due to a lack of correspondence between him and the court.

Thankfully, our firm is far more organized than others, and for several reasons, too. To start, our staff is meticulously organized and cares deeply about each and every client and their individual cases. Additionally, we possess and use software that helps us efficiently organize and document all notes, transactional histories, contact information, evidence, photographs, medical records, and more. Because we utilize this software in addition to paper files, we can maximize our efficiency and dependability.

Clients are entitled to an attorney who will honestly and effectively represent them in court. When an attorney fails to provide you with adequate service, you most likely feel frustrated and betrayed, to say the least. If you are looking to hold a negligent attorney liable for any of the damages you may have incurred, please do not hesitate to contact our compassionate, organized, and knowledgeable firm. We are here to help.

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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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