An unexpected outcome in a New Jersey court case might cause an individual to wonder whether a lawyer has acted incompetently or inappropriately. Concerns might range from wondering if there may have been a conflict of interests to wondering if a lawyer was unaware of the law in a matter. Whatever the reason for this concern, there might be reason to explore the possibility of legal malpractice.
Legal malpractice action may be brought if there is an allegation of negligence in a lawyer's practice of the law. A plaintiff in such a case may bring the action due to a belief that a standard of care imposed by law was not provided during the case in question, resulting in that individual suffering some type of injury. A legal malpractice action is used to seek damages in connection with the case in question.