Legal Malpractice: Lawyers Missing Deadlines
When you have a legal claim against another person or a business, the law generally requires that you file that claim within a certain time period, known as the statute of limitations. This ensures that relevant evidence is still available and events remain clear in the memories of witnesses. If you fail to file a proper claim within the statutory period, you can be barred from any recovery for your loss.
When you miss the statute of limitations because of the negligence or carelessness of your attorney, you want experienced legal malpractice counsel to protect your rights. The Catafago Law Firm, P.C., in New York City brings 20 years of legal experience to individuals and businesses throughout the metro area and Long Island. The firm has built a strong reputation for integrity and honesty, working hard to restore your confidence in the legal profession.
When Your Lawyer Misses The Statute Of Limitations
The statute of limitations sets an absolute deadline for bringing a legal claim. Though it seems like a simple matter to keep track of the time in which you must file, thousands of legal malpractice claims are based on a failure to timely file a claim.
Our firm aggressively protects the rights of individuals and businesses that lose the opportunity to recover damages because an attorney failed to bring legal action before the statute of limitations expired. The firm also represents clients who have incurred costs or been denied legal remedies because a lawyer failed to file a response, motion or brief.
A statute of limitations also exists on your right to sue your lawyer for malpractice. You must file your claim within three years (in New York) or you lose the right to proceed with an action for damages.
Contact The Attorneys At The Catafago Law Firm, P.C., For Dependable Representation
Our firm offers all clients a free initial consultation. To schedule your meeting, call us at 212-239-9669 or use our online contact form. Our lawyers meet with clients between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays. Evening and weekend appointments can also be arranged upon request. Offices are conveniently located in the Empire State Building.