Every personal injury complaint is unique, but there are common elements that you can take into consideration. Before filing suit, a personal injury claim is between you and the at-fault party’s insurance company before any lawsuit.
The legal complaint is a formal announcement of your intention to seek damages for an injury in a court of law. Accident due to the negligence of a person, business or other entity cause physical and/or emotional damages.
There are many requirements for filing a legal complaint. Initially, you must establish the legal basis of the personal injury lawsuit as it follows:
- Your attorney name, address, e-mail and telephone number
- Your name as the Plaintiff and the Defendant’s
- The address information for the court
- The type of personal injuries incurred. i.e., physical harm, vehicle accident property damage, wrongful death, etc.
- Your personal status as an adult, minor, corporation, unincorporated entity or public entity.
- The legal duty violated by the Defendant. i.e., motor vehicle, general negligence, unintentional tort, products liability or premises liability.
- The type of financial damages you incurred. i.e., loss of income, loss of property, medical or property damage.
After filling all the information above, you can explain in detail the facts of what actually happened, when it happened, why the defendant was responsible and what the court can do to force the defendant to provide compensation. At the final part of your complaint form, you must include your name, signature, and date.
Unless your injuries were very minor you should consult a personal injury attorney and share the specifics of your case.