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Mastering the Art of Demand Letters in Personal Injury Cases: Georgia Edition

  • Published: June 10, 2023

Car Accident Lawyer

A demand letter is a crucial component of a personal injury case in Georgia. It serves as a formal request for compensation and outlines the details of your claim. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the purpose of a demand letter, its importance in the negotiation process, and provide case study examples of both a good and a bad demand letter.

The Purpose of a Demand Letter

A demand letter is a written document sent to the at-fault party or their insurance company, outlining the details of your personal injury claim. The primary purpose of a demand letter is to:

  1. Present your case: A demand letter provides an opportunity to present your case in a clear and concise manner. It should include a detailed account of the incident, your injuries, and the impact on your life.
  2. Request compensation: The demand letter should include a specific amount of compensation you’re seeking for your injuries and related damages.
  3. Initiate negotiations: The demand letter serves as a starting point for negotiations with the insurance company or the at-fault party. It opens the lines of communication and sets the stage for further discussions.
  4. Provide documentation: A well-crafted demand letter should include supporting documentation, such as medical records, accident reports, and witness statements, to substantiate your claim.

Case Study: A Good Demand Letter

In a recent case, our client, Jane, was injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver. Our team at #Cohen & Sinowski prepared a strong demand letter that included the following elements:

  1. A clear and concise description of the accident, including the date, time, and location.
  2. A detailed account of Jane’s injuries, including medical diagnoses and treatments.
  3. A list of Jane’s damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  4. Supporting documentation, such as medical records, accident reports, and witness statements.
  5. A specific demand for compensation, based on the severity of Jane’s injuries and the impact on her life.

As a result of the well-prepared demand letter, we were able to negotiate a fair settlement for Jane without the need for a lengthy court battle.

Case Study: A Bad Demand Letter

In contrast, a poorly written demand letter can hinder your chances of reaching a fair settlement. In another case, a client came to us after attempting to handle their claim independently. Their initial demand letter lacked crucial details, such as:

  1. A clear description of the accident.
  2. A comprehensive account of their injuries and treatments.
  3. Supporting documentation to substantiate their claim.

Due to the insufficient demand letter, the insurance company offered a low settlement amount that did not adequately compensate the client for their injuries. Our team at Cohen & Sinowski stepped in, revised the demand letter, and successfully negotiated a higher settlement for the client.

Let Cohen & Sinowski Help You Craft a Powerful Demand Letter

A well-written demand letter is a powerful tool in negotiating a fair settlement for your personal injury case. At Cohen & Sinowski, our experienced attorneys understand the importance of crafting a strong demand letter and are dedicated to fighting for the compensation you deserve.

If you need assistance with your personal injury case in Georgia, contact our team at 404-351-8888 or visit our website at for a free consultation.


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