How to Prepare a Personal Injury Settlement Brochure

Thoroughness is the important thing when getting ready a settlement brochure or demand package deal to aim settlement of an damage case.

Listed below are 32 suggestions gleaned from over 20 years expertise that comprise a guidelines or template to verify your booklet is as full as attainable.

(Word: on this guidelines the “settlement brochure” is typically known as the “demand.”)

1. Order PIP/MedPay funds ledger out of your insurance coverage firm (the corporate of the automotive you had been in on the time of the accident.)

2. Obtain the PIP/MedPay funds ledger.

three. Examine the ledger for some other docs, clinics, prescriptions and many others. that you simply had ignored.

four. Make a whole checklist of all your docs, hospitals and many others.

5. Request impairment score or remaining narrative report letter from one in every of your treating docs.

6. Receive all Medical Payments.

7. Receive all Medical Reviews and information.

eight. Mail or fax to your employer a LOST WAGES REQUEST LETTER. This asks your employer’s human sources division for:

1) your hourly wage at time of accident, and
2) what number of hours had been missed due to the accident.

9. After getting acquired misplaced wages data from employer, calculate misplaced wages.

10. Examine dates of service on ALL medical payments, prescriptions, stories, information, and many others. Be sure payments are present and embrace all companies to this point.

11. Prepare medical payments in chronological order, protecting all of 1 physician’s/clinic’s payments collectively, then checklist every physician/clinic, and whole how to prepare expense reports from that clinic, on MEDICAL SPECIALS SUMMARY in similar order. Word: in damage instances, medical payments are referred to as “medical specials.”

12. Examine for prescriptions. Add to MEDICAL SPECIALS SUMMARY.

13. Have any of the docs predicted a selected want for future remedy? In that case, add quantities to backside of MEDICAL SPECIALS SUMMARY. (Place a replica of future medicals documentation in future medicals part of demand.)

14. Learn medical information and stories to determine any drawback areas. (In studying, if one other physician/clinic is talked about verify on it to see if there are extra medical payments.

15. Arrange medical information and stories in reverse chronological order.

16. If that is an uninsured/underinsured motorist case, collect data that’s proof of existence of an uninsured or underinsured motorist.

17. Receive legal responsibility or jury verdict analysis. Word: if there is a matter as to legal responsibility it’s useful to surround authorized analysis that helps your place. This can be obtained from a regulation library.

18. Draft DEMAND LETTER. That is the quilt letter on your brochure that summarizes the entire data.


20. Proofread DEMAND LETTER, MEDICAL SPECIALS SUMMARY, FUTURE MEDICALS SUMMARY, and LOST WAGES SUMMARY. Examine date of accident on accident report towards the date in letter.

21. Examine verdict quantities in comparable verdicts with what’s typed in demand letter.

22. Examine spelling on medical phrases, and on docs’, shoppers’ and adjusters’ names.

23. Examine to see that every one greenback quantities and numbers are appropriate numbers.

24. Examine all greenback totals with an including machine. This may increasingly appear trivial however your accuracy will replicate in your credibility.

25. Examine names and quantities on MEDICAL SPECIALS SUMMARY and evaluate them for accuracy with the quantities on the precise payments.

26. Place divider sheets in applicable locations in order to divide the demand package deal into sections.


28. Be sure letter is signed earlier than copying. Copy complete demand package deal; make an EXACT copy of what you ship to the insurance coverage firm.

29. Be sure divider tabs are “in” for every part and are labeled in each demand and your copy.

30. After copying the demand package deal, undergo it web page by web page to guarantee that each web page acquired copied, and that pages are dealing with up. Be certain highlighted gadgets get highlighted on copy.

31. Mail or hand ship the demand package deal/settlement booklet to insurance coverage firm.

32. Calendar for observe up in 5 days with adjuster. You need to be sure that the package deal arrived. You additionally need to ask the claims adjuster how lengthy it’ll take her to evaluate it and get again to you with a response.


The care and thoroughness of your settlement booklet will likely be mirrored within the measurement of the provide. Construct credibility and belief by being full and correct. Good luck!


This text doesn’t represent authorized recommendation however is merely a abstract of the expertise of 1 lawyer in a single jurisdiction. Search authorized recommendation from a reliable lawyer in your state or carry out your personal authorized analysis as to any related authorized points.

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