A demand letter is just that, a letter demanding something; usually a payment. Attorneys in south florida will charge anywhere between $500 to $2,000 to write a demand letter. But, is the investment worthy? The answer is, it depends.
There are different types of scenarios where the need for a demand letter comes up. Sometimes, the nature of your case requires it. For example, if the fact situation you are dealing with involves plain theft, and the attorney believes a civil theft under Chapter 772 of Florida Statutes should be established, then, the demand letter is mandatory. In that case, the cost of the letter will probably be factored into what the attorney is charging you for the case.
In the majority of civil actions though, a pre lawsuit demand is not mandatory, and the question becomes, is it worth it? The answer to this depends on the type of action. If your case involves fraud, intentional conduct, or deceit by the defendant, then the answer is: probably not. These types of defendants will completely ignore the letter, and you are simply adding extra expenses to your legal case.
In other cases, those that sound in negligence or unintentional conduct, a demand letter is perhaps a good idea. A well-written formal letter from a reputable attorney can perhaps go a long way in resolving your case, without the need and expense of filing a lawsuit. Lawsuits are expensive and as much as possible, out of court resolutions are preferred.
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