Below is a sample attorney letter of representation to notify a third party – most likely the insurance company – that you represent the client.
December 30, 2022
VIA FACSIMILE: 703-738-2188
P.O. BOX 9505
Fredericksburg, VA 22403
ATTN: Gabriella Smith
Re: Our Client (Susan Client)
Your Insured: Janice Badriver
Claim No.: 01942555058
Accident Date: December 30, 2022
This law firm represents Susan Client in connection with injuries sustained in an accident that occurred on December 30, 2022.
Please forward to our office any photos you have taken of my client’s vehicle and/or any recorded statements from my client.
Our client has suffered a head trauma, and a broken leg from the crash. She was released from Mercy Hospital in Baltimore this morning and is now recovering at home.
Please let us know what your client’s insurance policy limits are with GEICO as pursuant to Md. Ann. Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings Code Ann. § 10-1102.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding this matter. If you would like a treatment update, feel free to email my paralegal Sarah Jones.
Very truly yours,
Car Accident Lawyer
What is the purpose of an attorney letter of representation?
The primary purpose of an attorney letter of an representation is to let the defendant, insurance company, or opposing counsel know that you represent the victim and that all communications should be through your law firm.
But you may also use that opportunity to begin defining the severity of the case for the insurance company. Why? So the insurer can set reserves as to the potential value of the case. There is also wisdom in making a request of the insured’s policy limits so you know what your upside in the case might be.
How do you write a letter to hire a lawyer?
In 2021, you do not want to seek representation in a personal injury case by writing a letter. Research the best car accident lawyer you can find and call that lawyer and find out if they have an interest in handling your case.
What is an attorney retainer letter?
A retainer letter or attorney engagement letter is different from an attorney letter of representation. A retainer letter is a letter from a lawyer to a new client that confirms the attorney’s representation and formally documents the terms of the attorney-client arrangement and legal services.
The letter of representation is a letter from the lawyer notifying a third party of the attorney’s representation.