Make an insurance claim. Sample letter


  1. Write a brief and formal letter to make your claim. Be specific about your request and refer to any documents you have attached. Contact again with a phone call as soon as possible.
  2. Tell the reader that you are making a claim. Give the specific details, including the policy number.
  3. Mention the estimated or exact amount that you are claiming.
  4. Get the reader's attention to any enclosed documents. These include receipts, claim forms, medical records, police reports, repair estimates, etc. You can also ask about any other materials you need to make your case.
  5. Request a reply from the reader and end on a thank you note.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I am putting in a claim on the car insurance that I currently have with you. My policy number is 457196. Last week, I was rear-ended at Highway 32 by another vehicle. He was speeding and had cut me off, despite the fact that I signaled earlier that I was going to exit 76. I have attached the car owner's details and the police report that I filed. There seem to be some problems regarding his auto insurance policy, which is why I am forced to take out the costs for repairs from my insurance.

I have also included the repair details that I got from three different car shops. I hope that you find this information sufficient to process my request. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me at 333-3333. I hope to get my car fixed at the soonest possible date. Thank you.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -