Many attorneys will write a letter for you covering a multitude of topics. Usually the fee is set as a flat fee and only covers the cost of that letter. When deciding whether to spend the money to hire an attorney for your letter writing, knowing exactly what must go into a legal letter will help you make the right decision. Here are the steps for writing your own legal letter:
Summary. The first section explains who is writing the letter and why they are writing, and may include a quick summary of injuries or damages.
Background Information. This section should explain the relationship between the disputing parties.
Facts. This is the who, what, where, when, and why. Make sure to include as many facts and details as possible in this section so that all parties fully understand the dispute.
Claim for Damages. This section should outline the injuries or damages incurred as a result of the incident.
Demand. The last, and arguably most important section, should explain what action you are demanding from the other party. You should also include a deadline (typically 2-3 weeks) for a response, so that if there is no response, you can move to the next legal step available.
Send the letter by certified mail so that you retain a receipt showing the other party actually received the letter. This receipt can be used as evidence in court if the other party claims they never received your demand letter.
Make and keep several copies of the letter for yourself, and for use in any future court appearances. With some luck, you will not end up in front of a judge, but if that happens, you will be prepared.
Finally, although anyone can send a demand letter, many legal professionals will write a Legal Demand Letter for a flat fee. A demand letter is typically taken more seriously when it is written on law firm letterhead, indicating that you went to the trouble of hiring a lawyer who is trained and skilled at fighting on behalf of their clients. Plus, lawyers write numerous letters every day. An average attorney might write five letters per day, which could include advice letters, cover letters, demand letters, reply letters, etc. To break that down, if an attorney wrote an average of five letters each day, five days a week, for fifty weeks, he or she will have written nearly 1,250 letters in a one year period. That’s a lot of helpful experience when sending any type of attorney letter.
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