How Much Should I Demand in My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When you have been involved in a serious accident, you have every right to seek a fair settlement from those responsible for your injuries. Writing a demand letter can help you communicate more effectively with the other party’s insurance company and start the process of negotiating your claim.

A demand letter is a clear, concise and declarative letter stating the specific amount you are owed and why. But how are you to know how much this amount should be? This is where a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer can help. An experienced lawyer can look at your medical bills and how your accident has impacted your life to help you provide exact estimations of your:

short-term and long-term medical expenses
lost wages
property damage
pain and suffering
accident-related expenses
other considerations specific to your case

Being Specific in Your Demands

It is very important that you be very specific in your demand letter. A letter asking for “some amount of money” at “some point in the near future” will never get you the settlement you deserve.

Instead, be sure to include:

The exact amount you wish to be paid
The exact date by which you wish to be paid
The exact loss you have suffered
The exact reason you deserve the amount requested

Learn more about how to draft a demand letter by visiting our library.

The Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at Phillips & Garcia will fight for your rights in your personal injury case. We are committed to protecting your best interests and helping you collect the damages you need and deserve to move on with your life. If you have been injured in a Massachusetts accident, contact Phillips & Garcia today to schedule your FREE legal consultation – (877) 892-5620.

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