Should I Send a Personal Injury Demand LetterShould I send a personal injury demand letter? You are probably asking this question because you were injured and/or suffered damages in an accident that was not your fault.
You were the innocent victim of an accident. The accident happened as a result of the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another party.
You were injured and/or suffered damages that resulted from the accident. You want to be compensated for your injury and/or damages. In order to be compensated, you have to make a personal injury claim.
To begin with, it is almost always a bad idea to try and handle a personal injury claim, yourself. In most instances, you really need a personal injury attorney standing with you.
If you do seek the advice of a personal injury attorney, the first thing you will probably be told is that a personal injury demand letter needs to be sent. You want to know if you should send a personal injury demand letter. Is that really necessary?
You should know that a personal injury demand letter is vital to a personal injury claim. In fact, it is the very heart or centerpiece of an insurance claim negotiation process. This is true whether you send a personal injury demand letter, or you have a personal injury attorney do it for you.
The reason why a personal injury demand letter should be sent is because it actually begins your personal injury claim. It starts the negotiation process that brings about a settlement of your claim, and it will probably be the most critical part of the settlement process.
The letter informs the insurance adjuster that you are making a personal injury claim. It discusses the injury and/or damages that you are seeking to be compensated for.
A personal injury demand letter should be sent because a demand letter that is forceful and well-written will likely considerably increase the monetary amount that the insurance company offers you. This is another reason why it is beneficial to have a personal injury attorney representing you and writing the letter for you, as you have probably never written one before.
There is another reason why a personal injury demand letter should be sent, and why a personal injury attorney should send it on your behalf. If an insurance company adjuster receives a personal injury demand letter from a personal injury attorney and is aware that you are being represented by a personal injury attorney, the amount that you are offered will nearly always be a great deal more than the insurance company would have offered had you written the letter yourself.
You may think that you cannot afford a personal injury attorney. The good news is that most personal injury attorneys work on what is referred to as a contingency fee basis. What this means is that you do not owe any money up front and do not owe the attorney anything unless he or she wins your claim.
The thing that you really ought to do is to contact a personal injury attorney and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Article written by James Shugart
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