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Q: What could I sue for in legal malpractice if my attorney didn't file my case in time or contact the business that I him?

Was hurt with falling merchandise and needed 4 surgeries. Hired attorney 3 month after injury. He didn't send anything to me or contact me. We spoke once, 3 months before the deadline to tell him that i'm seeing a surgeon. Surgeries began after the statute of limitation and with repeated contacts from me, he replied in a message that my case will be dismissed for missing the deadline to file. I met with him 6 months after the deadline date and he said there is nothing I can do to have my case heard in court. Medical bills over $100,000 and lost most of my farm and all my family over this injury. What can I sue this attorney for?

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Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: Where a client hires an attorney and the attorney fails to file the lawsuit in time, the client can recover what the client would have recovered in the underlying case.

Contact a legal malpractice specialist right away.

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