Meeting deadlines is a particularly important part of the legal profession. Attorneys must file lawsuits within a certain period of time, known as the statute of limitations. When claims are not brought within this timeframe, people with serious injuries may lose the right to seek appropriate legal remedies. Attorneys have a number of ethical responsibilities to their clients. When a lawyer fails to bring a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, it is almost always an egregious violation of professional responsibility.
If your former lawyer failed to file a lawsuit in time, or if he or she failed to meet some other important deadline in your case, you still have recourse. A legal malpractice lawyer can help you hold your former lawyer accountable for his or her negligence. I am attorney Daniel A. Kalish. I represent individuals throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester County, Yonkers and the surrounding areas in legal malpractice claims.
A lawyer can fail to meet deadlines in a number of ways. For example, a lawyer could bring a claim against the wrong party. A lawyer could fail to effect proper service on a party. Sometimes, a lawyer simply forgets to bring a lawsuit within the appropriate time. In legal malpractice claims, it is necessary to show both (1) that your attorney acted negligently and (2) that you would have been successful in your underlying legal claim, but not for your attorney's negligence. My law firm will closely examine the evidence and bring all important facts to light. We will work diligently to help you achieve a positive outcome to a difficult situation.
Contact Brooklyn Legal Malpractice Lawyer Daniel A. Kalish
Most attorneys are dedicated professionals, and not every "bad result" rises to the level of malpractice. In certain cases, however, such as when a lawyer misses a deadline, you may have a malpractice claim. Contact my law firm today. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.