Legal Malpractice in Personal Injury Cases

Sophisticated New York Legal Malpractice Lawyer

The knowledge, skill and experience of the lawyer you choose will almost always have a major impact on the outcome of your serious personal injury case. In some situations, an unfortunate choice of counsel can lead to a bad outcome with a claim. You may be faced with the choice of giving up your cause or having an NYC legal malpractice attorney review what happened and offer legal guidance.

The skills that have allowed our legal team at Smiley & Smiley, LLP, in Manhattan to obtain just outcomes for thousands of clients — including numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts at trial — also equip us to evaluate your potential legal malpractice claim in a serious personal injury or wrongful death case.

Did Missed Deadlines Or Procedural Mistakes Derail Your NYC Injury Claim?

Those same skills have earned us the respect of other attorneys and, in fact, many referrals. However, our commitment to people injured in New York leads us to hold other attorneys accountable for mistakes that prevent a just outcome. Errors that may justify a legal malpractice claim include:

  • Failure to file a notice of claim or other action within required time periods
  • Failures to name the proper, correct entity as the defendant(s), as in a medical malpractice claim that should name a hospital rather than a specific physician
  • Failure to abide by the Federal Tort Claims Act and other critical procedural missteps

Proven Skill To Pursue Your Legal Malpractice Case

Our legal team can handle both critical aspects of a valid attorney malpractice claim in a personal injury matter — demonstrating that malpractice occurred and proving the merits of the underlying case.

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Our track record illustrates our integrity, and across 40-plus years in practice we have never had a legal malpractice claim filed against us. If you believe your personal injury lawyer's mistakes may be cause for action against him or her, we encourage you to call on us for a thorough review of your case, beginning with a free initial consultation. Call us at 212-986-2022 or 866-SMILEYLAW

You can speak with a New York legal malpractice attorney at our firm with confidence in the guidance you will receive. Our Midtown Manhattan-based offices are conveniently located across from Grand Central Station, and we emphasize clear communication including interpretation services in Spanish, Haitian Creole and other languages.

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