PERSONAL INJURY LEGAL GLOSSARY
Glossary of Personal Injury Law Terms
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Reasonable Care: The standard of care in negligence
cases; the duty to act reasonably so as to avoid harming others.
Remand: The decision of an appellate court to send a case
back to the trial court with instructions on how to correctly decide
the case; often used with the term “reversed.” Reversed means that
the appellate court overturned the trial court’s decision.
Remedies: Relief that the plaintiff receives from the
defendant in a lawsuit. Often this will include monetary damages or
equitable relief (i.e. injunctions).
Respondent: The party that won at trial.