Rules to Remember for a Persuasive Settlement Demand Letter

As an ex-claim adjuster (now an attorney), I have seen many injury demand letters that seek to increase an award of damages (typically pain and suffering). Some are so badly drafted that they could actually decrease the settlement amount an insurance company would offer. Many consumers attempt to settle their own claims but fail to realize the importance of a well drafted letter. Here are a few “rules” to remember before you sent yours to an insurance adjuster: Rule #1: The letter must be typed! You obviously have computer skills;…

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