My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Florida
I just received a letter from a lawyer which reads roughly as follows:
RE: Our Client: Her name
D/A: [ A date, about two months ago ]
Pleased be advised that this office has been retained by [her name] to represent them with the intent of filing a claim against you for injuries it [sic] sustained as a result of the above captioned incident.
[ she ] has suffered medical expenses and emotional distress due to this incident, and will continue to do so in the future.
If you have liability insurance .... [ contact your insurance carrier ]
If you don't [ contact him directly ].
Now, what's strange about this in my eyes is that the "incident" is not described. All I know is that something allegedly happened on [ date ]. It's not even clear if it was a traffic accident or something else. The letter, printed using a laser printer on conspicuously cheap paper, says the firm specialty is personal injury and negligence claims.
The problem is that during all the time I knew this women, we were never involved in any accident of any description. In fact, I have not been in any kind of traffic accident or even traffic law violation during this period. I have had zero encounters with the police of any description. There was no time when she was at my house or I was at hers that I remember her claiming any injuries or damage.
The facts: We were dating, briefly. She was broke and I would drive her around when she asked me for some help running errands. I broke off the relationship because she had a personality that made me think she would eventually start blaming me for any bad things happening in her life, because that was how she treated other people. About two weeks after I stopped returning her calls, I got this letter in the mail.
The attorney has no web site, no email and no reviews of any kind. It looks to me like a small-time operation, without even a decent letterhead to its name.
So I am totally baffled. How, if at all, should I respond?
As far as I can tell, the letter has no real meaning, since it alleges precisely nothing.
Am I right?
Thanks for any help.