Is the amount you are suing for below the maximum state limit (from about $3,000 to about $15,000, depending on the state) ? If YES, filing a small claim allows you to sue an individual or a corporation without having to spend any legal fees. It is mostly used for civil cases between individuals.
Is it a difficult process? NO, if you follow the strict guidelines on this JUSTIZZ website.
Will I have some upfront costs? YES, you will have filing fees up to a few hundred dollars.
You cannot sue for damages.