Regardless of whether you choose an attorney under a stressful situation or after careful consideration, you deserve to have an attorney who is a valuable advocate who protects your rights and interests. However, what do you do when the attorney you trust makes a fatal mistake in your case or legal matter or undermines your trust by engaging in unethical or illegal behavior during his or her representation in your case or legal matter?
When this happens to you, you deserve to be compensated in a legal malpractice claim. However, legal malpractice cases are complex and difficult to pursue. In order to successfully recover compensation when you are the victim of legal malpractice, you need an experienced and knowledgeable New Brunswick legal malpractice attorney on your side.
At Team Law, we know how difficult it can be to choose another attorney to fight for your rights and interests after you’ve had a lawyer violate your confidence and trust. That is why we are honored when you choose us to represent you in your legal malpractice case and treat your case with the utmost seriousness. We believe that when a lawyer engages in negligent behavior, the entire legal profession suffers as a result; that is why we are motivated to hold negligent attorneys accountable when they cause harm to clients.
If you’ve been harmed by another lawyer’s irresponsible conduct, contact the New Brunswick legal malpractice attorneys of Team Law today to schedule a free consultation. We are ready to talk to you about your case and to guide you through the process of obtaining the financial recovery that you deserve.
Legal malpractice can take many forms in an attorney’s representation of a client. Proving that an attorney’s error rose to the level of legal malpractice is a complicated, fact-intensive endeavor. Some of the common examples of legal malpractice that we see here at Team Law include:
Legal malpractice cases are often considered to be two cases in one. Oftentimes, proving the “case within the case” is key to proving a legal malpractice claim. At Team Law, not only do we work tirelessly to show that your attorney’s conduct fell below the applicable standards of care, but we also vigorously advocate on your behalf to prove that you would have had a different, more favorable outcome in the underlying case or legal matter handled by your attorney had he or she not provided negligent representation to you. Our legal malpractice attorneys here at Team Law are also skilled at demonstrating that you suffered harm as a result of your previous lawyer’s malpractice — it would not be possible for you to establish a legal malpractice claim if, even though your attorney was negligent, you would have lost your case anyway.
If you believe you have been the victim of legal malpractice in New Brunswick, contact Team Law today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case and to learn more about your legal rights and options. Although not every unfavorable outcome in a case or legal matter is the result of malpractice, we can help you to understand whether you may be entitled to compensation for any harm you’ve suffered due to your attorney’s negligent representation.
New Brunswick is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, and is the county seat of Middlesex County. First settled in the late 17th century, New Brunswick got its name in 1714 from the city of Braunschweig, in the state of Lower Saxony in Germany. Situated along the Raritan River, New Brunswick was an important location along the route between New York City and Philadelphia, and was occupied by British during the Revolutionary War during the winter of 1776/1777. Today, New Brunswick is home to Rutgers University, and is also a healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology hub, being the site of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, and corporate headquarters and production facilities for Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Under New Jersey law, you have a limited period of time in which to file a legal malpractice claim for monetary damages. This period of time is known as the statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for legal malpractice claims is six years, measured from the date of the malpractice, or from the date that the client discovered or should have reasonably discovered his or her attorney’s malpractice. If you fail to file your lawsuit before the expiration of the statute of limitations in your case, the court can permanently dismiss your lawsuit.
Possibly. One of the elements of a legal malpractice claim is that there must be an attorney-client relationship. Without such a relationship, the attorney owes no duties to the client that can be breached by the attorney’s negligent conduct. For example, an attorney cannot be held responsible for failing to file a lawsuit on behalf of the client if the client never formally retains the attorney to represent him or her. There are some exceptions to this, such as if the attorney agrees to gratuitously represent a client, or the attorney knows that the client believes he or she is represented by the attorney and fails to correct the client’s misconception.
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