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The Complaint: the First Document Your Attorney Files in Court

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

By Francis M. Smith

The personal injury complaint is one of the first, and one of the most important, documents that will be filed in your injury lawsuit. The complaint is a formal document that outlines for the court the basic facts of your case and the grounds on which you are seeking compensation. Each jurisdiction has its own rules and standards governing exactly what information a personal injury complaint should include, so your attorney will draft the complaint for you, as he is already familiar with the specific requirements of the courts in your area. (For instance, much more specific information is required in a complaint filed in Federal Court.) Still, it is helpful for you to understand what goes into a personal injury complaint, both for your own peace of mind and so that you are better able to provide your attorney with any information he may need.

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Topics: injury compensation, settlement compensation, complaint

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