How to write Letter for settlement demand?

Asked over 1 year ago - Chicago, IL

Plaintiff, Pro se wants to write formal letter for settlement demand. Any sample, temple form?

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  1. Robert Jeffrey Long

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    Answered . It's not only too broad a question to answer, but it's essentially what lawyers do for a living. We write these on a fact-specific basis, tailored to the peculiar needs of a client in a given situation. In a forum like this, we answer generic questions, but something like this requires a lot of individual attention and that's what we get paid for.

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  2. Joseph Younes

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    Answered . After you write the letter , receive the offer and then reject it, what will you do - file suit pro se and take on the insurance company's lawyers? You are not in a good negotiating position without a lawyer.

  3. Judy A. Goldstein

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    Answered . We cannot tell you how to practice law. If you are looking for sample letters, go to a law library and read. You chose to be pro se. That choice does not give you the right to free legal advice from those of us who spent a lot of time and money attending law school and building a practice. If you can part with a little money, hire a lawyer to draft a letter for you.

  4. David Eldon Moody

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    Answered . Analyze your claim for legitimacy. Document your damages. Calculate what you want to get. Send letter to opposing side. If offer is satisfactory, settle. If not, counter will a "slightly" lower offer. Wait until the opposing party says that it the most they will give. Accept, or file a pro se lawsuit.

  5. Howard Robert Roitman

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    Answered . The best thing you can do is to have a reasonable expectation. If you total your Toyota, the insurance company won’t replace it with a Rolls Royce. Likewise, if your claim is for a stiff neck, you probably won’t settle for anything close to $1 million.
    Bottom line, if you are reasonable, cooperative and direct, chances are you will not have many problems negotiating most insurance claims. If you can take a collaborative approach – work to overcome the shared goal – resolving your claim may be a rather pleasant experience, and you will not feel at risk. Many claims adjusters are just good people, who see their job as helping people

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