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N.J. Firm Helps Victims of Legal and Professional Malpractice

We stand up when lawyers and other professionals let you down

An attorney who fails to file a claim in a timely manner, an architect whose design results in structural defects, an accountant who has not complied with tax regulations — their negligence can damage you personally or professionally.

As attorneys, we understand our responsibilities to those who have placed their trust in us. As malpractice lawyers in New Jersey, we know that part of that responsibility is standing up for the rights of our clients when they have been damaged by other professionals.

Since 1996, the AV®-rated law offices of Smith & Doran, P.C. in Morristown have provided highly ethical representation to clients in Morris and Bergen counties and throughout the state.

Proving professional malpractice isn’t easy

In a professional malpractice case, you must prove that the licensed professional harmed you by failing to meet the appropriate standard of care. Specifically, you must prove:

  • The professional owed you a duty of care.  That is, you must prove that you were actually a client of the professional.
  • The professional acted negligently.  In a professional malpractice case, you prove negligence with evidence that the professional failed to exercise the level of care, skill and diligence that are commonly exercised by members of his or her profession in the community.
  • You were harmed financially.
  • The professional’s negligence was the direct cause of that harm.

That final element is often difficult to prove.  In the case of legal malpractice, for example, you would need to present evidence that, if the lawyer hadn’t been negligent, you would have won your lawsuit, closed your real estate deal, been included in Aunt Gracie’s will, or whatever.

As in medical malpractice matters, building a case against a lawyer, insurance agent, architect or accountant means working closely with expert witnesses. They provide the testimony about the standard of care and how the defendant failed to meet it. Acts of professional malpractice may include:

  • Misrepresentation
  • Misappropriation of funds
  • Failure to communicate offers
  • Conflict of interest
  • Failure to meet court deadlines
  • Incompetence

Call us if you’re the victim of professional malpractice in New Jersey

Our malpractice attorneys understand New Jersey law and understand what is at stake for our clients. To learn more about how we can get you compensation for the harm you have suffered, contact us by email or call us at [phone] to schedule a free consultation. Weekend and evening appointments are available.

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Verdicts and Settlements

$4,500,000

Recovery for a six year old girl who suffered serious neurologic injury, as well as the loss of her parents and siblings, when the family's car was crushed by a garbage truck which had jumped a median strip partly as a result of a faulty braking system.

$3,000,000

Settlement obtained for a sixty-seven year old man who fell down a flight of stairs as a result of an inadequate handrail, suffering quadriplegia.

$850,000

Award obtained for a Sussex County man who suffered cervical injuries requiring two surgeries as a result of two separate car accidents.

CONTACT THE LAW OFFICES OF SMITH & DORAN

The experienced lawyers you can trust. With over 130+ years combined experience, our firm focuses on success and gets results. Let us help you navigate your legal challenges. Call 973-261-6254 or send us an email. We're here for you and we're here when you need us.

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Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Phone: 973-261-6254

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