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Can I Initiate A Legal Malpractice Lawsuit If My Lawyer Failed To File Paperwork On Time?

You can issue a legal malpractice case when a lawyer improperly or untimely files paperwork if it materially affects your case. You can’t file a lawsuit simply because a lawyer forgot to do something that didn’t matter. But when a lawyer forgets to do something that’s fundamental or substantive, then and only then is it appropriate to bring a legal malpractice case to recover any damages that you may have sustained.