One of the most frustrating things to deal with is finding out that your attorney was not working to help you or further your case. Perhaps the attorney knew the other party, or maybe they were just being negligent. Whatever the situation was, they didn't take your case seriously, and now you're left to deal with the repercussions.
As a result of your case not being handled correctly, you ran out of time to handle your claim in New York. Now, you don't know what to do, since your personal injury claim can no longer go to court.
There is help for those who have suffered as a result of legal malpractice
Those who are unable to take their cases further or who have lost their right to file a claim as a result of their attorney's actions may want to look into filing a legal malpractice claim. This claim helps by holding the attorney responsible for the mishandling of your case.
Whether it was a lack of communication, ethical violations or poor work on your case, you may be able to hold the attorney liable and seek compensation for the losses you've suffered as a result of their errors.
How do you find a new attorney to help with a legal malpractice claim?
If you would like to file a legal malpractice claim, then you will need to find a new attorney. Usually, it's a good idea to work with a new firm and one that is not associated with the former firm. You won't want to work with any attorney who has a close relationship with the attorney you want to sue, so that you know there is no conflict of interests.
Your new attorney will listen to what happened and look over any evidence you have to support your case. It is in your best interests to keep voicemails, copies of emails and other documentation that will help support your case against the attorney. Make copies of these documents or forward them to your new attorney, so your attorney has all the information they need to consider the case and whether or not it's a good idea to move forward.
Your attorney will talk to you about the options you have after being a victim of malpractice, so you can make the decisions you want for your case. With good communication and support, you can work to make sure the other attorney is held liable.