If your case was negatively effected because your lawyer missed a deadline, you may be entitled to compensation.
If your case was negatively effected because your lawyer missed a deadline, you may be entitled to compensation,
Call 1-800-934-2921 or complete the form on this page for a free consultation.
Did your lawyer miss a deadline on your case? Was your case negatively impacted by this? If your lawyer missed a deadline while representing you, your lawyer may have committed legal malpractice. Our law firm is filing legal malpractice compensation claims on behalf of clients whose lawyer missed a filing deadline while representing them. If your lawyer missed a deadline or committed any other form of legal malpractice, contact our law firm to protect your rights.
While most people turn to lawyers to help them fight for their rights and win damages when they have been wronged, it is occasionally the lawyer who is the one to blame. When an individual has suffered damages as a direct result of what his lawyer did or what he failed to do, they may be a victim of legal malpractice.
One of the most common types of legal malpractice is when a lawyer misses a filing deadline on a case. Legal matters of all types have dated deadlines that a lawyer must remember to follow in order to properly represent their client. This is one of the fundamental reasons why someone hires competent legal counsel – so that that they have someone that understands and follows legal procedures to manage their case for them.
When a lawyer misses a deadline, they can have a major negative impact on a client’s case. Missing a deadline may cause a client to outright lose a case, or be faced with a less desirable outcome of their case than they would have had if their lawyer met the case’s filing deadlines. In a civil case, this could mean financial harm to the client. In a criminal case, this could mean incarceration for the client.
My Lawyer Missed My Deadline! What do I do now?
If your lawyer missed a deadline on your case and negatively impacted the outcome, you may be able to file a legal malpractice claim against them. To find out if you have a case, complete the form on this page.
Options for a Victim of Legal Malpractice.
Your attorney is someone that you are supposed to be able to rely on to fight for you in the most effective way possible. When a lawyer commits legal malpractice, it is a deeply troubling situation for a client. Fortunately there are remedies for a victim of legal malpractice. In most US jurisdictions, lawyers are required to have malpractice insurance. This insurance policy provides compensation to clients when their attorney committed legal malpractice.
What is NOT Legal Malpractice?
Missing a filing deadline is usually a pretty clear example of legal malpractice. However, most times that a client thinks that their lawyer is guilty of legal malpractice, they are not. Losing or not doing well in even a seemingly good case is often just the nature of the US legal system.
Your lawyer simply making a strategic mistake is usually not legal malpractice, either. Unfortunately, lawyers make strategic mistakes every day that may negatively impact their client’s case, but do not rise to the level of legal malpractice. Proving legal malpractice requires a high burden of proof that a lawyer did not meet their ethical duty to a client.
If you do believe that you are a victim of legal malpractice, our lawyers may be able to help you determine if you have a case, and potentially pursue compensation for you.
Legal Help for When Your Lawyer Misses a Deadline.
If your case was negatively effected because your lawyer missed a deadline, complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 right now to protect your rights.