What You Need to Know About Legal Malpractice Claims in New Jersey

Posted March 2nd, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

If you recently hired an attorney to handle a legal matter on your behalf, there is a very good chance that you expected your attorney to do so professionally and without error. Unfortunately, attorneys are, at times, negligent, and if your attorney negatively impacted the outcome of your case, you will most likely have a valid legal malpractice claim. Please continue reading and speak with our New Jersey legal malpractice attorney to learn more about legal malpractice claims and how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some examples of valid legal malpractice claims?

Unfortunately, there are various ways in which an attorney can behave negligently. Some of the most common types of legal malpractice that our firm sees include deceiving clients, failing to address liens, pursuing negligent strategies, ignoring their client’s wishes, settling claims without their client’s consent, failing to file tort claims notices, and more.

How do I win a legal malpractice claim?

To win a legal malpractice claim, you will have to prove that you were, in fact, the attorney’s client and that the attorney, therefore, owed you a fiduciary duty. You will then have to prove that through an act of negligence, the attorney breached his or her duty of care, thereby losing your case or substantially hurting your case, resulting in you incurring significant damages as a result. This is not always easy, but our New Jersey legal malpractice attorney is here to help attain the justice you deserve.

What is the statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims in New Jersey?

As you know, for most lawsuits in New Jersey, there is a statute of limitations in place. The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which you will have from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. The statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims in the state of New Jersey is, generally, six years, meaning that in most cases, you will have six years from the date of the incident of malpractice to take legal action against your former attorney. Waiting any longer than six years will most likely relinquish your right to sue. The sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the better off you will be. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

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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