Glossary of Personal Injury Law
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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.
Respondent: The party that won at trial.