A personal injury demand letter notifies other party that we are seeking damages in relation to an injury and starts the process of injury settlement negotiation.
A demand letter that’s well constructed and presents the damages and case in a professional manner can set the stage for a quick settlement process, but a poorly thought-out or laid-out demand letter to an insurance company for a personal injury may actually harm the case.
When constructing a demand letter, the layout is important but so too are grammar, spelling, and attention to detail. We make sure that that the document is professional-looking and error-free.
Our Demand letter caters to important aspect of the claim such as:
- Why the insurance company which was insured is at fault for the claimant’s injuries.
- Sequencing Medical Records : Our summaries will be organized chronologically as per client requirement.
- The nature and extent of the injuries suffered by the claimant.
- The amount incurred in bills.
- The details of all medical treatment and therapies received by the claimant and all the future treatments.
- Details of loss of income.
- The claimants pain and suffering.
The letter concludes with a demand on the insurance company for a lump sum to settle the entire claim.
The insurance company uses this demand letter to compare the persons claim with the information it has about the case, and then to make a counteroffer of settlement. The process of back-and-forth negotiating from there on—usually a combination of phone calls and letters—will determine the final amount of personal injury settlement.
Because a demand letter is the beginning of the negotiation process, it’s important to make the case as strong and convincing as possible. Even if we know of weaknesses in the argument, do not discuss them in the demand letter. The demand letter sets out the claimants theory of the case and the range of demand. It can also demonstrate to the insurance company claimants understanding, organization, and preparation of claim. In other words, a good demand letter—clear, organized, including all useful information—sets the tone for a good settlement.
Features of our demand letter:
- The layout is important but so too are grammar, spelling, and attention to detail.
- Lost Income.
- Long-Term Pain.
- Emotional Injury/Trauma.
- Claimants injuries and extent of injuries.
- Strongest arguments.
- Missed Work.
- To emphasize the pain, suffering, and emotional distress experienced, often called “general damages.”
- Include specific details that show how your life was altered, such as canceling a vacation or an important business trip, or not being able to attend an important family event.
- Relate how the effects of prescription medication or the injuries themselves prohibited you from normal daily functions, and how you had to rely upon others. To describe relationships that were strained due to the limitations of your injuries.