How to Write a Legal Complaint in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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As a paralegal student in the 1990s I had several legal papers to write because, for the most part, working in law is researching case law, writing papers and filing those papers. Here are some tips on how to write up a complaint to a defendant's attorney, reasons for this complaint, and how this should be remedied.

Writing a Personal Injury Complaint to Defendant

Pleading Paper for Legal Complaint in Personal Injury Lawsuit

Open your word processing software and click on the "HELP" button on the toolbar at the top of the open word processing page. When this is open, type in "PLEADING PAPER" and click on the green arrow.

Pleading Paper Template for Legal Complaint in Word Processing Software Program

Click on the 28 or 32 lines Template Pleading Paper link in the drop-down window for PLEADING PAPER. When a window opens up in the middle of the blank page, click on the "DOWNLOAD" link. This will open up the 28 or 32 lines of PLEADING PAPER for you to write your COMPLAINT for a PERSONAL INJURY CAR ACCIDENT or any case for that matter.

Filled in Pleading Paper for Complaint for Damages in Personal Injury Case

From here, when the template is downloaded, you will begin filling in the information pertinent to your case.

Add all the information in the template areas to create a COMPLAINT in this case.

Writing any legal document for your current case can be time consuming, but it is well worth the time when you win your case. Using your legal brief to write your COMPLAINT will probably help you meet all the points necessary to get what you need from the defendants attorney and winning this case.

Know how to utilize the law library and Lexus-Nexus.


  • If you need help with writing your COMPLAINT, ask for it.
  • The law librarians will show you what books you are looking for.


  • Be thorough in your research on your COMPLAINT.
  • This is your client you are helping.