I am not sure why you believe your question is standard. A settlement package is as long as it needs to be. Mine re typically 3 to 4 pages depending on the amount of treatment and injuries. Mine always list the injuries and what the doctors have determined. It also includes the relevant medical records and authorizations. Maybe you can put your question into a better context for us to assist more.
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Different lawyers do it different ways.
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Are you asking about a release and/or settlement agreement, which resolves a case when the parties have an agreed upon settlement - or a settlement letter/ specials package/ medical package which is sent to the adjuster in support of your claim.
I must admit that this question is not as "standard" as you think, especially where we aren't sure what type of case this is.
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Seven pages seem long for a personal injury case, but if there are multiple defendants with crossclaims, I can envision one being that long.
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Many of mine are far longer. Depends upon the issues, facts, and style of the lawyer. I usually get very detailed, so that if case goes into litigation, I have most of the info organized and ready to respond to the deft's typical discovery requests.
The document that settles a personal injury claim in every case is a release. A correct release includes valid language extinguishing the claim forever. The issue is not the length of the document, but rather whether there is language that is overbroad and overreaching, for example, releasing any and all future claims arising out of unrelated distinguishable causes of action.
My office has a valid release that has been accepted by major injurance companies that fits on one page. I have seen voluminous wordy overly lengthy releases that are questionable.
No lawyer can tell you whether the document to which you refer is in your best interest without actually reading the document itself. Here is more on releases: [Blue-Link-Below]
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different attorneys do it different ways. we usually do a settlement package which is bound like a book. it contains the demand, meds, the accident report, a suit if possible and other stuff like that. but a seven page letter detailing the injuries, etc, seems appropriate.
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