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What Plaintiffs Need to Know About Personal Injury Cases

Personal Injury

One person’s negligence can sometimes cause injury to another. In many cases, the victim’s medical expenses and other costs add up quickly, causing them to seek compensation from the person who caused the accident. Once you’ve decided to file a claim and have hired a personal injury attorney, you need to think about the next steps you need to take. Here’s some information about the plaintiff’s role in a case from the Rock Hill personal injury lawyer at Burnette & Payne.

What is a plaintiff’s role in a personal injury case?

Plaintiffs in personal injury claims are seeking compensation for injuries and property damage that were caused by another individual.

What factors can affect a plaintiff’s case?

If you were intoxicated by either drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident, your case could be affected. Any actions you took before, during, and after the incident occurred will also be taken into consideration. For example, if you were involved in a vehicle accident caused by another driver but you weren’t wearing a seatbelt, it could possibly hurt your claim.

Don’t wait to get legal help if you believe you have a personal injury claim. Schedule a consultation today with a personal injury lawyer at Burnette & Payne.