Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Almost every day we get a request for evaluation of a claim. We cannot respond to such a request, as there are simply too many elements to be considered. These include percentage of fault, age and health and background of the claimant, the nature of the injury, the treatment, the diagnosis, the prognosis, the cost of the treatment, and the outcome. Also to be taken into account in some cases are the amount and type of insurance coverage and the name of the insurance company. Most attorneys offer a free conference. We suggest that you talk to a few lawyers. Also, you should know that an independent study showed that claimants did better, even after fees, with a lawyer than without.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Sure there is a letter. Your lawyer should know how to write one, and what material should accompany it. You certainly aren't capable of doing it yourself. You don't get a law degree and experience from a Cracker Jack box.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
Demand letters mean nothing by way of value. They are merely wishes for pie in the sky. There is no set value for pain and suffering in the law. The value of pain and suffering varies significantly from case to case and place to place. Experienced personal injury lawyers are familiar with such values. It sounds like you have a lawyer. Consult with your lawyer about the value.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Domnitz & Skemp, SC | Merrick Domnitz
I am sorry, but your question cannot responsibly be answered based upon the limited information provided. The value of any component of any case (e.g., pain and suffering in your question) cannot be ascertained, or even reasonably estimated, without knowing the details of the damage case.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Kelaher Law Offices, P.A. | James P Kelaher
I don't really care what the demand letter says, it's probably grossly inflated. I cannot answer your query because I don't handle that type of law and you haven't given me any facts regarding your case other than the demand letter.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
There is no telling. First of all, in order to evaluate any case, I'd need a complete file and several hours to analyze it. Otherwise, the opinion is not valid. It's like asking "My car doesn't work, how much will it cost to fix it?" That's fine when you bring the car to a mechanic and give him the time to look it over, but if you write one sentence on the 'net, there is simply not enough information to give a meaningful answer. As to demand letters, some lawyers will start with an outrageously high demand so as to make the defendant work harder to rach the settlement. Others will give a realistic figure and stick to it. Since I don't know anything about your case and I haven't seen the letter, I have no idea which approach is being used.
Answer Applies to: New York
Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC | Linda Chalat
The value of a personal injury claim is based upon the damages, a collective term for all the harm suffered by the plaintiff. So each case has a value range which reflects the physical injury suffered, any permanent impairment or disability, medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. For a more detailed explanation, visit What is My Case Worth?
Answer Applies to: Colorado