What is a demand package?

What is a demand package?

A personal injury demand package is a formal request for compensation for the damages and losses suffered as a result of a car wreck or other injury. The demand package begins the negotiation process in personal injury cases. Good demand packages will include these components in some form:

  1. Facts of the Case: The demand package typically begins with the facts of the case. This section provides a detailed account of the incident, including the date, time, and location of the incident.
  2. Liability: The demand package will include legal arguments supporting the injured party’s claim, citing relevant laws and precedents that establish the at-fault party’s negligence.
  3. Damages: Damages may include medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  4. Medical Bills and Records: The medical records are summarized and included in the demand, as well as the amount of the bills related to the treatment of the client’s injuries. Additionally, if there are expected future medical expenses or ongoing treatment, this amount may be estimated and included in the demand. This helps establish the full extent of the injuries and the associated costs.
  5. Lost Wages and Future Losses: If the injured party has missed work due to their injuries, documentation of lost wages is included.
  6. Pain and Suffering: This section addresses the non-economic damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and the overall impact of the injuries on the individual’s quality of life.
  7. Witness Statements: Statements from any witnesses to the collision may be included to support the injured party’s version of events.
  8. Photographs and Other Evidence: Visual evidence, such as photographs of the accident scene, property damage, and injuries can help strengthen the demand for compensation.
  9. Settlement Demand Amount: The demand package usually concludes with a specific monetary amount the injured party is seeking as compensation. Once the demand package is submitted to the at-fault party’s insurance company, negotiations typically begin within a few weeks.


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