Personal injury cases are legal disputes that occur when someone suffers damages due to another person’s negligence or wrongdoing. In a personal injury case, the injured person, known as the plaintiff, seeks financial compensation for their losses from the defendant, the party or entity responsible for their injury.

Knowing the difference between the plaintiff and defendant helps you understand the dynamics of the case and how the California personal injury lawyers at Berg Injury Lawyers can help maximize your settlement.

Who is the Plaintiff?