What Should I Do if I Suspect My Attorney Committed Malpractice?
Posted March 9th, 2022.
Categories: Legal Malpractice.
There are few things worse than turning to someone for help and finding they don’t have your best interests at heart. This is especially true when the person you need is a competent attorney. Often, when attorneys fail to uphold their duties to their clients, the outcome is costly–not only financially, but potentially emotionally, or even physically, depending on the issue at hand. For example, if you have a personal injury claim but your attorney fails to file it within the state’s statute of limitations, you will most likely lose your right to sue and will not recover the compensation you need to heal, resulting in both financial and physical complications. Unfortunately, attorneys committing acts of negligence or malpractice is not entirely uncommon, which is why attorneys like ours exist. Mark S. Guralnick, Esq. is dedicated to fighting for clients who’ve been wronged by careless or selfish attorneys, and he is here to fight for you as well. Read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney to learn more about what you should do if you suspect your attorney committed an act of malpractice.
What to Do if Your Attorney Commits an Act of Malpractice
The first part of knowing what to do is understanding what constitutes malpractice. For example, an attorney simply losing a case or not attaining the outcome you desire is far from always considered malpractice. However, if your attorney acted in a way that another reasonable and competent attorney would not have and lost your case or harmed you as a result, you may have a case. For example, missing deadlines, losing files, having conflicts of interest, stealing from or purposefully misguiding clients, and more generally constitute negligence or malpractice.
If you lost your case with an attorney because of his or her negligent or malicious actions, you should do what you can to document proof of this behavior and speak with a competent legal malpractice attorney as soon as you can. Our firm has years of experience representing clients who’ve been harmed by less-than-qualified attorneys, and we are here to put that experience to work for you. Pick up the phone and give us a call when you’re ready.
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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.