Sometimes, you may be required to quickly choose an attorney under chaotic, stressful circumstances. Other times, you may have time to carefully consider your choice of lawyer. Regardless of how you chose your attorney, you trust that he or she will be a valuable advocate in protecting your rights and interests. However, what do you do when your attorney makes a mistake that causes you to lose your case, or does illegal or unethical to violate your confidence and trust? When your rights have been harmed by a lawyer’s incompetence or illegal behavior, you may have a legal malpractice claim.
Unfortunately, pursuing a legal malpractice claim is a complicated matter, as such claims are factually complex and difficult to prove. As a result, you will likely need the assistance of a Plainfield legal malpractice attorney to give yourself the best chance at a financial recovery. But choosing another lawyer to trust to advocate for your rights and interests can be hard when you’ve already had attorney violate your confidence.
The Plainfield legal malpractice attorneys of Team Law understand how hard it can be to trust another attorney when your rights have been violated. That is why we treat each client’s malpractice claim with the seriousness and attention that it deserves. We believe that when a lawyer violates his or her duty to provide competent representation to a client, the whole legal profession suffers as a result. We are ready to put our knowledge, skills, and resources to work to hold negligent attorneys accountable for their conduct and to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
If you believe you have been the victim of legal malpractice, contact Team Law today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to speak to one of our attorneys about your rights and options.
There are many ways that an attorney can commit legal malpractice; it often takes a thorough investigation to uncover facts needed to prove that a lawyer’s mistake rose to the level of legal malpractice. Some of the common examples of conduct that can give rise to the level of a legal malpractice case include:
A legal malpractice case is often referred to as two cases in one. This is because proving a legal malpractice claim requires examining both your lawyer’s conduct and the facts and circumstances of your underlying case or legal matter. We work tirelessly to show how your attorney’s negligent conduct negatively impacted your case or legal matter — that you would have had a different, better outcome but for your lawyer’s negligence. Moreover, we are experienced in showing how your attorney’s deficient representation caused you to suffer harm — you would not have a viable legal malpractice claim if, even though your lawyer was negligent in his or her representation, you would have lost or had an unfavorable outcome in your case or legal matter regardless.
If you feel that you have been harmed by your attorney’s negligent representation, contact the Plainfield legal malpractice attorneys of Team Law today to schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss the details of your case and to learn more about how our firm might be able to get you the recovery and justice that you need and deserve.
Plainfield is a city in Union County, New Jersey, a part of the New York City metropolitan area. Plainfield has a history that stretches back to the colonial and Revolutionary War areas; buildings in Plainfield served as George Washington’s headquarters for a time in 1777, and Washington observed British troop movements from nearby hills. Present-day Plainfield was first formed as Plainfield Township in 1847. Portions of the township were later taken to form the city of Plainfield in 1869. Plainfield Township was later dissolved in 1878 and most its territory incorporated into Plainfield city. Known as “The Queen City”, Plainfield is believed to have gotten its nickname due to efforts to publicize Plainfield’s climate as beneficial for respiratory conditions. Plainfield was promoted with the slogan of “Colorado of the East”; as Denver, Colorado was known as the Queen City of the Plains, Plainfield itself ultimately became known as “The Queen City”.
Potentially. If you are able to show that your attorney’s performance in your case fell below the applicable standard of care and that your attorney’s deficient performance caused an unfavorable result in your case (or, that your case would have had a different, more favorable outcome but for your attorney’s negligent conduct), then you may be entitled to compensation if you can show that you suffered some form of economic harm or loss as a result of your lawyer’s negligence; you generally cannot be compensated for damages simply because your attorney made a mistake in your case.
In order to prove that you have suffered some sort of harm as a result of an attorney’s negligent conduct, you will need to show that the outcome of your case or legal matter would have been different and more favorable for you but for your attorney’s mistake or negligent conduct. For example, you could show that you would have succeeded in a lawsuit that your attorney failed to timely file, resulting in you losing your right to file the lawsuit altogether.
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