In any case, the client and the attorney are partners. Each one has obligations to the other. They are both necessary to help move a case toward resolution.

The obligations of the attorney are somewhat obvious: perform the legal work for the case, communicate with the client until a resolution occurs, and maintain the file. This all must be done while complying with the governing ethics and professionalism rules.

However, the attorney’s client has certain responsibilities as a plaintiff in the lawsuit as well.

Plaintiff’s obligations to their Lawyer

Some of the client’s obligations are to the lawyer to ensure that they can properly fulfill their duties. These include:

Doing each of these things helps your lawyer with their part. Your attorney will be able to keep you updated. They can reach out to you when information is needed. And finally, the path the resolution will be much smoother.

Plaintiff’s Obligations to the Court and the Parties

Next, the plaintiff in a lawsuit may also have to perform certain tasks for the Court or parties:

For certain types of suits, additional tasks may be necessary for the plaintiff. For example, in some personal injury suits, the defendant may be allowed a defense medical exam by one of their doctors. The same is true in environmental contamination suits. The client will likely need to give access to their property to a defense expert for sampling and inspection.

Ultimately, being a plaintiff in a lawsuit is not as simple as just signing up and having the attorney do everything else. However, a good attorney will help prepare the client at each step along the way to make the process as easy as possible.

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After reviewing your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages, we can help you understand what your case is worth and plan a road map going forward.
After reviewing your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages, we can help you understand what your case is worth and plan a road map going forward.

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If you think you may have a claim and need legal help to hold those parties responsible for damage that they have caused, contact an attorney from our firm.

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