You were involved in a car crash, and you are thinking about whether you should bring a lawsuit. Well, how do you start a lawsuit? A lawsuit usually begins by filing a summons and a complaint. A summons is, in essence, just as it says: It’s an invitation to bring somebody to the lawsuit. The complaints are the allegations informing that person that’s been brought to the lawsuit what you are seeking in harms and losses from that person. A compliant is not necessarily the facts of the case, but the facts you allege that will be proved in the case.
You don’t have to have all the facts at the time you file the lawsuit, but you must have sufficient facts to show that you are, in fact, entitled to make a claim for damages for the harms and losses from the person who was careless. Those harms and losses must be proved in a court of law or resolved in another way.