The evidence that you need to gather to prepare your case will depend on the facts of your case and what you need to prove. Generally, you should get any relevant documents, such as contracts, emails, photographs, or any other records or evidence that can help support your argument.
Using your evidence to guide you, prepare your claim by writing a brief statement that explains:
- the reason you are filing the lawsuit and why you believe you are entitled to a judgment in your favor, and
- the amount of money you are seeking.
Many courts have fillable forms for your convenience and are helpful when you are not represented by an attorney. Include the name, address, and contact information of the defendant. In general, most courts will request you to fill out a form called a Statement of Claim. This is a simple statement on why you are suing.