What is the difference between a plaintiff and defendant in a personal injury action?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Huang v Li, 2021 BCSC 280 (CanLII):

At its most basic level, the successful party is the plaintiff who establishes liability under a cause of action and obtains a remedy, or a defendant who obtains a dismissal of the plaintiff’s case: Loft v. Nat, 2014 BCCA 108, at para. 46.

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