Missed Statutes of Limitations
It sometimes happens that a lawyer misses the statute of limitations in a personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death case. That means that the client's claim will be dismissed by the judge on the ground that it was not filed in time under the law. Contact an experienced professional negligence attorney at Adelman Hirsch & Connors LLP in Bridgeport, Danbury or Middletown for a free consultation about your ability to recover damages if you lost your rights in an accident claim through the fault of your previous attorney.
We can advise you whether your lawyer's failure to meet the statute of limitations in your case amounted to professional malpractice. If it seems likely that it did, and if the attorney was covered by professional malpractice insurance, then we can bring an action for damages against the lawyer and his or her insurance carrier.
To succeed in proving a legal malpractice case, we will have to prove both that the lawyer was negligent and that the client would have succeeded in the case that got thrown out. We will also have to prove how the client was damaged in the case that was thrown out. This will in effect amount to the chance to prove your original claim, with the role of the defendant played by the negligent attorney.
We can help you in missed statute of limitations cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and other personal injury situations. Every permissible component of your loss will be developed and presented for compensation.
For a free consultation about your ability to recover on a personal injury claim despite your previous attorney's failure to file the lawsuit on time, contact an attorney at Adelman Hirsch & Connors LLP.