Your Attorney Fails to File a Tort Claims Notice. What Now? 

Posted April 21st, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

If you have proof that if it had not been for your attorney’s failure to file a tort claims notice, you would have successfully won your case, you may be able to hold your former attorney accountable. This would take place during a legal malpractice lawsuit. Talk to us today to start this process as soon as possible.

What Happens if My Attorney Fails to File a Tort Claims Notice?

Someone sustaining an injury that is caused by no fault of their own will often lead to this person retaining the services of a personal injury attorney. This process will include the fight for financial compensation pertaining to the injury they sustained, commonly caused by negligence. These claims often include being injured on government property such as public schools, government-owned transportations, or facilities owned by the state. Individuals injured in accidents on government property will file a tort claims notice. 

However, there are times in which a personal injury attorney does not file this claim on behalf of their clients due to carelessness. This will cause the client to lose their rightful compensation. If this sounds like your situation, it is time to speak to a legal malpractice attorney to learn the next steps in which the legal malpractice claims process can help. 

Common injuries that would require an attorney to file a tort claims notice

On behalf of their clients, an attorney will file a tort claims notice for a variety of reasons.

Sustaining an injury under the below circumstances will require an attorney to file a tort claims notice: 

  • On a government-owned bus or train 
  • Due to a defective traffic light owned by a municipality 
  • On a poorly-maintained sidewalk owned by a municipality 
  • Due to insufficient lighting owned by a municipality 
  • At a post office or a Social Security Office 
  • In a public school 
  • On any other facility or land owned by a county, city, or state

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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