Personal injury cases are complicated; they can take a lot out of the parties who suffered harm as a result of accidents, bites, or another person's reckless behavior. A well drafted demand letter, or a formal request to the insurance company to settle a case can make all the difference in a personal injury case. It is in your best interest to contact a Las Vegas injury attorney if you have been injured due to the fault of another party.
What is a Demand Letter?
Sometimes trials are necessary in personal injury cases, but this often isn't the case. Many times, a demand letter can achieve the desired results without sending the injured party through lengthy and expensive courtroom battles.
If you've been injured, a Las Vegas injury attorney will compose a demand letter, which will then be sent to the other side of your lawsuit. In personal injury cases, a demand letter will often be sent to the insurance company that represents the defendant, as well.
Demand letters are comprised of the following elements:
- The details of your case in a succinct format
- Why you would win if your case went to trial
- A summary of your injuries and damages
- Request for settlement
Presentation of the Facts
The facts are essential to proving your case, and they're usually presented at the beginning of a demand letter. A Las Vegas injury attorney will compile the facts of your case, including who was involved and where the incident took place. If you filed a police report, the details from this document, or the actual police report, will typically be included, as well.
Evidence of the Injury
A demand letter must always contain details pertaining to the extent of the injured parties injuries.
Your Las Vegas injury attorney will likely want to include the following information:
- Medical records
- Bills (medical or other bills related to the accident)
- Witness statements
- Expert testimonials
- Receipts for out of pocket expenses
Each piece of evidence will help demonstrate how much you've suffered and how the injuries have impacted your life since the accident occurred.
Loss & Damage
In a personal injury case, damages typically refer to financial implications that an injured party suffers as a result of the accident. Damages can be far-reaching and often go far beyond superficial circumstances.
Your damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Loss wages
- Property damage
- Past and future pain and suffering
- And others..
Lost wages are usually integral details of demand letters. If you missed work as a result of the accident, the loss of wages should be included. If the accident was so severe you're unable to return to work, this should also be noted in your demand letter.
Making the Demand
After the details are outlined, your attorney will present a dollar amount, which summarizes the cost of the harm you've incurred and explains how much the defending side can pay to settle your claim.
Contact a Las Vegas Injury Attorney
If you're seeking resolution for the harm you suffered as a result of a personal injury, it's important to seek the assistance of a Las Vegas injury attorney as soon as possible. Our team at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez is here to help. Contact us at 702-388-4476 to ensure your demand letter includes the information necessary to receive the proper compensation for your injuries.