Woodbridge, VA asked in Personal Injury for Virginia

Q: Do I have to wait until treatment is done to send a demand letter to the property insurance for a slip and fall?

I had an accident on a plaza parking lot which left me currently using a walker. There was a witness and camera footage that hasn’t been persuaded due my attorney saying that I have to wait until my treatment is complete to move forward with a demand letter. They also told me that they won’t subpoena the footage unless we have to go to court. My concern is that the evidence won’t be there but my attorney told me that they sent a letter of intent.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general practice nationwide, plaintiffs' attorneys will usually wait for the conclusion of treatment to send a demand letter. The insurance carrier is not going to want surprises in terms of additional treatment costs or medical findings once they've formulated an offer, if they decide to do so. As for the other issues, you'd need to address those to your attorney. I wish you a healthy recovery from your injuries. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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