We include an itemization of all of the medical bills to the liability adjuster. If you’ve been injured, you understand that there are multiple medical bills from many providers like the ambulance, the hospital where you were taken (not all people go to the hospital), doctors, physical therapists, radiologists, chiropractors, and other providers. We collect all of the bills from all of the providers and present the total sum to the insurance company. This comprises a list of “special damages,” or damages that in legal terms can be “especially proven” with a bill or a receipt.
We factor in our clients’ pain and suffering and a corresponding settlement amount to the liability adjuster as well. Understandably, it is impossible to attach a dollar amount to anyone’s level of suffering, but we include a reasonable amount with justification why we seek that amount.
The “Offer of Settlement” is the amount of money that is being proposed to settle a case. Think of it as our client essentially saying, “I offer to settle this case for this amount of money.” The settlement offer included in the Demand is derived not only based on your injuries and medical bills but also after we research what amounts have been awarded for similar types of cases both in and out of court. We are prepared to negotiate on behalf of our clients when necessary. It is important for you to know that we do not work for insurance companies. We work for our clients and represent their interests.
We do not send a “one size fits all” Demand when settling our clients’ cases. While each Demand includes a description of the facts of the accident, a detailed description of that specific client’s medical treatment, an itemization of the medical bills as well as an explanation of the amount demanded pain and suffering, we include pertinent information that is relevant only to that case. Sometimes that includes a legal theory of liability. Sometimes we cite relevant statutes that apply in that situation. A great deal of time and attention is given to each Demand.
At our office, we are skilled at documenting facts of an accident, understanding the law and applicable statutes as they pertain to specific accidents, and presenting a Demand to the liability insurance company so that your case can get settled. If you or someone you know has been involved in any kind of a personal injury accident, contact our office at (435) 673-9990 for a free consultation. We can show you your options and answer your questions.
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