Claim for $5,000 or Less
A tort is a wrongful act that injures someone, where the injured person may sue the person/business causing the injury for money damages. The injury may be to a person's body, property, business, reputation, or other interest. The act may be the result of carelessness (called "negligence") or may be intentional. A tort is different from a breach of contract or a crime. These lawsuits are handled as Small Claims matters in the Civil Court and are filed in Room C-167 of the Civil Division of the Waukesha County Courthouse. Additional information about this subject can be found in the Legal Research section of this site under the Small Claims heading.
Below you will find the Instructions and all the forms you will need to get from the beginning to the end of this court process. You have the option to:
- Print the forms in PDF or
- Complete the Word Fillable forms on-line
Please keep in mind that not all forms are due at the same time. Review the Instructions (we recommend that you print it and keep it with your papers) to determine in what order to complete each form and other tasks required.
Hint: ONLY COMPLETE THE TASKS IN THE ORDER THEY ARE LISTED-Read ahead, but do not work ahead.