Sample Demand Letters

Find demand letters for a variety of injury cases. Start your demand with an example, complete with information on the critical legal and financial issues.

These sample demand letters can help you get started on your own written demand. You'll find several variations covering the most common types of personal injury cases, common legal issues involved, and tips for strengthening your case.

For general information on writing your demand letter, see Writing a Personal Injury Demand Letter, and Writing a Car Accident Demand Letter. Combined with the samples below, you should be able to draft your written demand effectively.

See How to Negotiate a Personal Injury Settlement for an introduction on valuing your damages and preparing your case.

These sample letters are not a replacement for qualified legal advice - they are for instructional purposes only. Always talk to a lawyer before making any written statements following an accident.

Car Accidents

Demand Letter for Car Accident Claim -- Less Serious Injury

  • Medical Bills Around $1,000
  • Some Missed Work
  • Minor Lingering Pain

Demand Letter for Car Accident Claim -- More Serious Injury

  • Medical Bills Over $3,000
  • Lost Income
  • Long-Term Pain
  • Emotional Injury/Trauma

Personal Injury Demand Letter - Bicycle-Car Accident

This sample personal injury demand letter covers the legal issues and damages when a driver causes an accident with a bicyclist.

Other Personal Injury Cases

Personal Injury Demand Letter - Slip/Fall on Commercial Property

This sample demand letter can give you a starting point for making a personal injury demand in a case where the accident occurred on a business's private property.

Personal Injury Demand Letter - Slip/Fall Stair Accident

This sample demand letter involves a personal injury case where the plaintiff was injured by a fall down poorly maintained/constructed stairs. Liability issues involve building codes.

Personal Injury Demand Letter - Accident Caused by Employees

This sample personal injury demand letter covers the legal issues when an employee (or employees) of a business cause injury, and the business itself is held liable.


Next Steps

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