What happens after a demand letter is sent to the at-fault party in a personal injury case? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Once the at-fault party’s insurance company has received a demand letter from a victim’s injury attorney, one of the following will happen:

  • The insurance company will accept the demand outlined in the letter and settle the case.
  • The insurance company will counteroffer an amount of financial compensation for the victim’s losses.
  • The insurance company will deny the victim’s claim. At this point, the victim’s injury attorney will file a lawsuit petition with the court in order to litigate the case.