How to Write a Demand Letter
Ok, so you have concluded your medical treatment following your accident (motor vehicle, slip and fall, dog bite, etc.) and now it is time to negotiate your claim with the insurance company. In order to effectively begin settlement negotiations, you must write an effective demand letter.
Your demand letter should first state the facts of the accident. Next, you should state the liability of the insured and the reasons thereof. Your demand letter should then go on to list all of the medical treatment and medical expenses that you incurred as a result of the accident. Be sure to indicate your periods of disablity and whether or not you sustained any permanent injuries. In the event you missed any time from work, be sure to indicate that in your letter. Be sure to attach any and all photographs that you have regarding your accident, as well as proof of lost wages, and all of your medical bills and records, as well as any other documentation that lends support to your claim.
Your letter should conclude with a settlement demand. Soon thereafter you will receive an offer of settlement from the insurance company, assuming of course that liability is in your favor. Remember, be firm, professional and courteous when negotiating your claim. Good luck! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.