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Writing an Effective Demand Letter

Sending demand letters are part and parcel of most personal injury claims, and typically precedes further legal action and may event prevent a lawsuit. Demand letters give a full account and details of the accident and the damages incurred as a result of the incident. Typically, an attorney will write the letter for you. Having a reputable attorney who has handled numerous injury claims and is accustomed to drafting these letters gives you a better chance of a favorable outcome. You can turn to Berthold Law Firm, PLLC ourWest Virginia injury attorneys who have been helping others for over four decades.

Most demand letters contain the following information:

  • The plaintiff’s account of the accident
  • A full and detailed list of the damages
  • The costs of the damages, such as medical bills
  • The amount of compensation demanded

The seasoned personal injury attorneys at our firm know how to present your claims in the most efficient manner. The point of the letter is to present the information as factually as possible—without trying to overemphasize or dramatize the incident. The evidence brought forth may further support any claims that the accident and resulting injuries have had on your life.

When to File a Lawsuit

Filing a lawsuit is considered the last step in obtaining compensation in personal injury and civil litigation. It preserves your right, as the plaintiff, to pursue the matter once the statute of limitations has run out. Demand letters will typically precede filing suit, but if a plaintiff and defendant cannot come to a compromise, then it may be necessary to initiate a lawsuit.

Berthold Law Firm, PLLC is prepared to fight for injury victims in West Virginia and the surrounding areas. If you were hurt, our injury lawyers can assist you to find the proper and deserved settlement for your claims.

Schedule a free case consultation with our firm today!