What Will Happen if My Attorney Failed to File a Tort Claims Notice?

Posted August 24th, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

If you can prove that, if it had no been for your attorney’s failure to file a tort claims notice, you would have won your personal injury claim, you may be eligible for a legal malpractice claim. To learn more about tort claims notices and why it is essential for your attorney to file them on your behalf, continue reading. Reach out to our experienced medical malpractice attorney to learn how you can hold this attorney in question accountable.

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

An attorney will file a tort claims notice on behalf of their clients for a variety of reasons. The most common injures that would require an attorney to file a tort claims notice including the following:

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

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

When an individual is injured due to no fault of their own, they will likely retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for their right to financial compensation pertaining to the injury they sustained that was caused by negligence. Oftentimes these claims cover injuries that were sustained on government property such as government-owned transportation, facilities owned by the state, and public schools. These individuals will be required to file a tort claims notice.

When a personal injury attorney fails to file a tort claims notice on behalf of their client, this may cause the client to lose their rightful compensation. This error is typically due to the attorney’s negligence and carelessness. If this has happened to you, you may want to hold this attorney accountable for their actions in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Reach out to our experienced legal malpractice attorney to learn the next steps you will take to proceed with a legal malpractice claim. Our firm is prepared to take on your claim today. Give us a call to learn more about our services.

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