Beaverton, OR asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Oregon

Q: Whats the process 4 making a demand to insurance co 4 auto injury case? Amount of 1st demand if 2 herniated discs?

What is the procedure for submitting a first demand to an insurance company for an auto accident case? What steps are taken? What would be an appropriate amount to ask for in a first demand if client sustained 2 herniated discs and was unable to work because of it?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, some of the general elements of demand letters include a description of the accident, damages, injuries, and compensation demanded. Unfortunately, it could be difficult for an attorney to suggest a figure you ask about. Although you detail the two herniated discs, if a case were to go to trial, there would be other factors to consider - respective liabilities between the two sides, person's age and health, prior accident history, disability if any, occupation, venue where case would be heard, liens on medical services if any, among other factors. These are generalities. An Oregon attorney who practices in your area could offer more detailed guidance. Good luck

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