If you discover errors contained in the settlement and release agreement you receive from the insurance company after negotiating a settlement for your personal injury claim, you may send a letter requesting corrections be made. A list of potential errors is included below. The settlement and release agreement should accurately and completely reflect the agreement that was reached between you and the at-fault party’s insurance company.
The following template should serve as an example of a letter that could be used to request corrections to a settlement and release agreement:
Date of Letter
Insurance Company’s Name
Insurance Company’s Address
Re: Your Name
Date of Accident
Dear Mr./Ms. [ADJUSTER’S NAME]:
I am in receipt of the settlement and release agreement pursuant to the conversation held on [INSERT DATE] where we settled the claim referenced above. I’ve taken an opportunity to review the settlement and agreement, and upon my review I’ve discovered the following errors:
[LIST ERROR(S) HERE]
Incorrect Party Names
Incorrect Settlement Amount
I respectfully request the settlement and release agreement be amended to accurately reflect our agreement of the settlement. I wish to honor our agreement; however, I will need the errors referenced above corrected before I am able to move forward. Please correct the errors and return it to my attention as soon possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at [ENTER YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND/OR EMAIL ADDRESS HERE] if you have any questions or concerns.
[YOUR SIGNATURE HERE] [YOUR NAME HERE]
The insurance adjuster should agree to amend the settlement and release agreement to properly reflect the terms and facts of your settled claim. If you have issues getting the adjuster to correct the errors, we recommend speaking to an experienced attorney who may be able to provide advice on dealing with the insurance company.