Our law firm handles personal injury claims exclusively. Below is a list of civil personal injury complaint samples and templates we have filed in specific types of claims.

These complaints are Georgia specific. However, these samples and templates are generally the same in most jurisdictions. If you are using the language from these complaints, please make sure that the elements, standards and requirements of your jurisdiction are incorporated.

More About Civil Personal Injury Complaints and How They Work

A civil action arises when a private person or business has allegedly suffered some kind of harm of damage. A remedy may not be available through the criminal court system. But the civil court system allows for a private person or business to file a civil claim against another person, business or combination thereof to seek “recovery.” The type of “recovery” pursued in the civil court system is generally measured in money, with the Plaintiff asking the judge or jury to make a judgment in their favor. The judgment is then accompanied by an order which entitles the Plaintiff to a certain amount of money to be paid by the Defendant or Defendants. This is called a damages award. 

The document that sets the civil justice system in motion is called a complaint. A civil complaint, for a personal injury case for instance, sets for the parties, jurisdiction, basic facts, legal justification for filing the lawsuit, the damages incurred and in many cases the specific amount of money requested. It is of utmost importance that you allege all of the essential elements of your claim. If you have questions, you can:

  1. Steal from the examples, samples and templates above;
  2. Review the statues;
  3. Review the model jury instructions;
  4. Search your bar association’s case, statue, regulation, court rules and bar publications search tool (i.e., Fastcase);
  5. Search Lexis or Westlaw; or
  6. Confer with colleagues and listservs.

Filing a Personal Injury Complaint in Georgia

Under the Uniform Rules of the Superior Court of the State of Georgia, Rule 36.10, personal injury complaints must include the following:

  • The proper filing fee; and 
  • A civil case initiation form. If you are filing your personal injury complaint using the PeachCourt ePortal, a civil case initiation form is automatically created. However, you will need to manually create and upload the civil case initiation form if you are using the Odyssey ePortal. A template civil case initiation form can be downloaded here in Word or PDF.

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