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When you are going through the personal injury claims process, and the liable party is required to compensate you for your damages, sending a personal injury demand letter may be an excellent opportunity to resolve the matter outside of court.
However, since a personal injury demand letter is not a formal legal action, it is important to show that you are taking your case seriously. With help from our experienced Ohio personal injury lawyers, KNR can ensure a compelling personal injury demand letter is sent to the at-fault party. If you have questions, contact us for a free consultation with no obligation or upfront fees.
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A personal injury demand letter is designed to let someone know that they are financially responsible for your damages and that you have every intention to take legal action should they fail to compensate you accordingly.
A personal injury demand letter may be necessary when the liable party is expected to refuse payment or has continued to refute your claim for damages. Any time you believe the person responsible for causing your injuries or damages will not compensate you, sending a personal injury demand letter may be in your best interest.
Generally, your personal injury attorney will send a copy of your personal injury demand letter to the liable party and their legal representatives, should they have representation.
There is no legal requirement that you have an attorney write your personal injury demand lawyer for you. However, since the liable party may very well ignore your attempts to recover the compensation you are entitled to, having an attorney can help show them you mean business and adequately document what you deserve.
The most essential elements you will want to include in your demand letter are:
Your attorney may decide to attach evidence to support your personal injury demands. This way, the liable party and their attorneys can review the evidence and see how you came to your conclusions.
Signing your personal injury demand letter is important to make the demand letter valid. Your lawyer does not need to be notarized prior to sending, but it should be sent via certified mail, which KNR can handle on your behalf.
Getting your demand letter right is essential if you hope the liable party will take it seriously and compensate you without having to bring your case to court. Some of the steps your attorney will take in writing your personal injury demand letter include:
After writing your demand letter, your attorney will have you sign it to ensure its validity. Your attorney will also ensure that there are no contractual issues or legal problems associated with your letter. This way, the liable party will have little room to challenge your terms.
When writing a personal injury demand letter, the last thing you want is to come across as threatening. You do not want to disrespect the liable party or otherwise come across with a negative tone.
Doing so could devastate your reputation with the court if your case goes to trial. You should always stick to the facts, remain unemotional, and provide compelling evidence to support your claim.
There are several terms you may come across when writing a demand letter. Some of the most important ones you should be aware of include:
After your demand letter has been sent to the liable party and their legal representatives, you will need to wait for a response. Generally, the recipient will need to respond to your demand letter by the date described in your demand letter.
However, it is common for recipients of personal injury demand letters to ignore them. If you do not receive a response, your attorney can move forward with legal action against the liable party by initiating an insurance claim or civil lawsuit against them.
Your attorney will closely evaluate the circumstances of your case to determine how best to move forward if your personal injury demand letter does not receive a response or the liable party responds by refusing to compensate you for your damages.
Writing a personal injury demand letter after everything you have been through can be time-consuming and stressful. If you want to get it right the first time, work with a knowledgeable and dedicated Ohio personal injury attorney. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we have the skill and insight to handle the drafting of your demand letter and beyond so you recover the max compensation possible.
If you hope to get the liable party to compensate you for all your related losses after sending a personal injury demand letter, your letter must reflect how seriously you are taking your case. Get help preparing and sending your letter at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. At KNR, we make getting what you deserve more straightforward because what you’re going through is hard enough.
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