Reference Roundup: Small Claims Cases
October 16, 2023
People often turn to small claims courts to resolve disputes over smaller amounts of money. According to the Office of Court Administration's Annual Statistical Report for FY 2022, there were 246,850 small claims cases on the docket in Texas justice courts in 2022 alone.
Some examples of a small claims lawsuit include:
- A person damaged your property and won’t pay to fix it;
- You sold your car, but the person who bought it hasn’t paid you; or
- You paid a contractor for a job, but they never completed the work.
We've answered your frequently asked questions about small claims in a new series of Legal FAQs. Brief summaries are listed below, but make sure to read the full FAQs for additional information.