We have all seen courtroom drama on television and in the movies, but the parties to a lawsuit and what they do still can remain confusing.  When you're in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit because you were injured in car accident,  Hurt in a slip-and-fall , or even victim in a dog attack, you need to know the legal terms that you're going to encounter.

The Personal Injury Accident Defendant:

The defendant is the person (insurance company) that you (the plaintiff) is suing as being at fault for injurying you and/or a family member in any type of accident.

The dictionary says:  an individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law.   Let's keep it simple...Think about it this way: the defendant is the person that has to defend their actions.  

Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982