Some sample topics for accident letters include demand letters for minor injuries, major injuries, bicycle and car accidents or slip-and-fall accidents. AllLaw.com, Nolo.com and InjuryClaimCoach.com have sample accident demand letters that victims can use as a baseline for writing to insurance companies or the individuals responsible for the accident.
Sample demand letters start with the name and contact information of the injured party or group representing the injured party, a claim reference number and the date of the incident. The letter may include information such as a recap of the accident, enclosed police or injury reports explaining why the other person was at fault, a list of injuries and disabilities after the accident, and a letter from an employer confirming lost wages. It should also include an itemized list of medical bills and a request for payment to the victim for any injuries caused plus personal pain and suffering.
Nolo.com and Injury Claim Coach each recommend writing an accident demand letter once medical treatment is completed and all injury-related medical records and bills are available. Otherwise, a claims adjuster may not agree to a settlement offer.