Missed Statute of Limitations

A statute of limitations is a period of time in which you have the legal right to bring a claim against another individual. If this time period runs, then you lose the right to sue and are not entitled to any recovery from that person. When a statute of limitations is missed simply because of an attorney's error, you have legal recourses that can be taken against that lawyer in order to compensate you for your losses.

If you believe you have been the victim of legal malpractice in the Portland area, Bryan Murphy can help. Consult with his Oregon law firm for more information on your statute of limitations questions.

Missing the Statute of Limitations Is Common, but That Doesn't Make It Right

Missing a statute of limitations is one of the more common mistakes made by attorneys. Whether they simply do not know the law or become so distracted by other work that the time comes and goes, this critical time period should never be missed due to negligence.

Depending on what type of action you were originally trying to pursue, you will have a different statute of limitations to follow. No matter what action you originally attempted to bring, it is still critical to consult with a lawyer regarding holding a negligent attorney accountable. There is also a statute of limitations involved in legal malpractice cases, so you must act quickly.

What Do I Need to Prove?

There are four elements for any legal malpractice claim. These include proving that:

  • An attorney-client relationship existed.
  • The attorney was negligent.
  • These negligent acts resulted in damages to you.
  • Without the attorney's negligence, you would have been successful in your claims.

Attorney Bryan Murphy will analyze your case and walk you through each element of your claim to help you understand whether or not you have a malpractice case against your previous lawyer.

If Your Attorney Missed a Statute of Limitations, Call Bryan Murphy

Call 503-505-7954 or contact Bryan P. Murphy online for an initial consult. He will inform you on the rules surrounding your case's statute of limitations.