Writing a Statement for Small Claims Court?

by Anonymous

I am confused with the way I should write the statement for my small claims session. I got my legs waxed at a nail salon and my legs got all burnt and bruised. I have to write a statement of why I would like to sue them I just don't know a good way to write it. Any suggestions on how I might word it?

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ANSWER for "Writing a Statement for Small Claims Court?":

Anonymous (USA):

Without additional facts about the incident it will be a bit difficult to assist you with a specific recounting of the events. In any event, we will do our best.

On the Small Claims Lawsuit form where you are asked to recite the events and actions leading to your injury you might consider using the following language:


On the___ day of ____, 2012 while a customer at the _____________ Nail Salon I suffered burns and bruising about both of my legs.

At or about the time of the burning and bruising I was a customer who was invited into the salon by the salon's advertisements (or word of mouth), which ever applies.

At or about the time of the incident I had no other burns or bruising on my legs. I was not pre-warned about the possibility of burning or bruising from the wax treatment. As a result of the incident I suffered pain and discomfort.

Because of this incident I am asking the court to award me the amount of $__________ against the owners and management of the salon.


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