What is an attorney letter of representation?
If you’re involved in a personal injury litigation like a car accident or any kind of accident, you’ve probably heard of a document people refer to as an attorney letter of representation. It is one of the documents that an insurance company expects from any person who files a claim against them.
Who writes an attorney letter of representation?
Basically, an attorney letter of representation is a letter written by the lawyer you hired to represent you. The letter will be written on your lawyer’s letterhead and signed by your lawyer. If you hired a law firm, the attorney letter of representation will be signed by the member of the firm who will personally handle your case on behalf of the firm.
To whom is the letter of representation addressed?
The attorney’s letter of representation is addressed to the person that the client will be claiming from or suing. So, for example, if you were in a car accident, the lawyer you hired to represent you will send the attorney letter of representation to the owner of the other vehicle or to the insurance company of the other vehicle’s owner.
What is the purpose of the letter?
In the letter, the attorney introduces himself or herself to the party you are suing. The letter informs the party you are suing that they have been retained as counsel or representative of the party who is suing (you).
It gives the other party the contact details of the lawyer so that communication between them will be easier. More importantly, an attorney letter of representation will name the party they are representing. It will give a brief background description of the matter or the particular set of circumstances that led to the damage or injury for which their client seeks to make a claim or sue.
Why is an attorney letter of representation necessary?
It puts on notice the party you are suing. As your representative, they can ask for documents or information from another party, they can ask for meetings or conferences to try and negotiate a settlement. As a client, it will relieve you of the stress of having to run after the party you are suing because after your attorney sends that attorney letter of representation, the insurance party or whoever you are suing will have to talk to your lawyer instead of you. It begins the process of preparing a lawsuit.
An attorney letter of representation signals to the other party that it is “game on.” If you need assistance and legal advice or if you need representation, you can contact us. We are ready, willing, and able to listen to you, evaluate the facts of your case and assist you in bringing suit if necessary. Call us today.
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