Legal Dictionary - P
Personal injury: An injury to a person or a person’s reputation.
Personal property: An individual’s property other than real estate.
Petitioner: The person filing an action or an appeal.
Plaintiff: The party who formally initiates a lawsuit.
Pleadings: The documents drafted by the parties to a lawsuit and filed with the court.
Power of attorney: A formal instrument authorizing another to act as one's agent.
Process server: A person certified to deliver paperwork in a lawsuit.
Products liability: The liability arising from the design, manufacture, and marketing of a product for damages caused by the product.