Q: Is it legal for me to write my own demand letter to a company I think should pay my medical bills in a train accident?
Or do I have to have a lawyer write it for me?
A: The more important issue is that a company will not take a pro se seriously and will low ball any offer. Once an attorney is involved the value of the case goes up and that attorney can help negotiate a better settlement for the injured person.
Max Lavit Rosenberg agrees with this answer
A: Contact a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Assn. If it was a train wreck, contact Mike Koskoff. Tell him I suggested you call. If the wreck was in another state let me know and I can give you other names and phone numbers. Do not do this yourself. Amtrak is a bureaucracy and you need a professional.
A: Yes, it is legal. It's just not very smart. If you've been injured in an accident, you would be best advised to retain a competent personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys get paid contingency which means that they only make money if they settle the case for you and then they only work off of a percentage which is usually 33 1/3%. This gets paid out of the settlement which means that you never have to pay for the attorney services out of pocket at all. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact my office at 2:03. 870. 6700.
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