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An attorney is always a valuable asset in advocating for and protecting your rights, helping guide you through the legal system and helping you understand the law and your rights and options. However, when your attorney makes a mistake that costs you your case or your rights, or engages in unethical behavior that undermines your confidence and confidence, you deserve to have your rights vindicated and your losses made whole by a legal malpractice claim.
Unfortunately, legal malpractice claims are factually complex endeavors, and it can be incredibly difficult to prove that malpractice occurred or that you suffered some form of economic harm. As a result, you need an experienced and knowledgeable legal malpractice attorney on your side. Of course, it can be difficult to know how to choose an attorney you can put your confidence in when another attorney has already violated your trust.
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At Team Law, we know how difficult it can be to decide to pursue a legal malpractice claim. That is why we treat your case with the utmost seriousness and respect when you choose to place your trust in us. Our Elizabeth legal malpractice attorneys work diligently to hold negligent lawyers accountable for their mistakes. If you have been harmed by another lawyer’s irresponsible conduct, let our firm put our substantial experience and resources to work for you establishing your right to compensation for the harm that you have suffered. Contact Team Law today to schedule a no-obligation to speak to us about your case and to learn more about the ways that we can help you get the recovery you deserve.
There are many ways that an attorney can commit malpractice under the laws of New Jersey. Proving that a mistake by a lawyer has risen to the level of legal malpractice requires a fact-intensive investigation. Some examples of conduct that can give rise to a legal malpractice claim include:
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A successful legal malpractice claim requires establishing that you could have had a different, better outcome for your underlying case or legal matter but for your attorney’s negligent conduct and that you suffered some economic harm as a result. As a result, legal malpractice cases are often referred to as two different cases in one, where it is necessary to prove both your legal malpractice claim and your underlying case or legal matter. In most cases, we thoroughly examine the facts and circumstances of your underlying case or legal matter to determine how your attorney’s conduct impacted the outcome of the case. It is also critical to show that you suffered harm as a result of your attorney’s conduct — even if your attorney made a mistake, you would not have a claim for legal malpractice if you would have lost the case but for your attorney’s actions.
If you believe you have suffered financial losses or loss of your legal rights due to another lawyer’s negligent representation in a prior case or legal matter, contact the Elizabeth legal malpractice lawyers of Team Law today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case and to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Elizabeth is a city located in Union County, New Jersey; it is both the largest city in and the county seat of Union County. Elizabeth was originally founded as “Elizabethtown”, part of the Elizabethtown Tract founded by English settlers in the mid-17th century. Elizabeth was named for the wife of Sir George Carteret, one of the two proprietors of the colony of New Jersey. Elizabeth served as the first capital of New Jersey, and during the Revolutionary War was the site of many battles due to numerous attacks from British forces stationed in New York City. The city of Elizabeth was officially created in 1855, combining and replacing Elizabeth Borough and Elizabeth Township. By the 20th century, Elizabeth became an industrial hub, serving as home to manufacturers such as the Singer Sewing Machine Company; the Electric Boat Company, responsible for building many of the U.S. Navy’s submarines, also got its start in Elizabeth.
It is usually difficult to pinpoint how long it might take to pursue a legal malpractice claim. If your former lawyer concedes liability and it is possible to easily calculate the monetary damages you have suffered as a result of your former attorney’s negligence, it may be possible to quickly settle your legal malpractice claim within a couple of months. However, if it is necessary to go to court to pursue your legal malpractice claim, it can take anywhere from several months to several years to reach a final judgment in your claim, depending on the complexity of your case and the availability of the court.
Not necessarily. It is never possible to guarantee the outcome of any legal matter. Even if you and/or your attorney believe that you should have won or gotten a certain outcome in your case, it is entirely possible that your attorney can make no mistakes and you still lose your case or have an unfavorable outcome. Instead, you may have a viable legal malpractice claim if you can show that your attorney committed some negligent conduct that was directly and proximately responsible for causing the unfavorable outcome in your underlying matter.
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