I have a legal plan that allows me consultation from numerous lawyers in my area and I can also have lawyers write demand letters for me as part of my plan. However, the plan stops there. It doesn't give me legal representation in litigious matters or any continued counsel past the demand letter. Any further services would be an out of pocket expense. In my research, a demand letter is a "presuit" type of action. Does sending a demand letter signal to the other party that we are gearing up to litigate in court? Does the signal seem somewhat misguided if I don't have continued support from my lawyer for whatever happens next (even if no lawsuit occurs, e.g., further communications with the other party)?
It seems like we will be committing some kind of "faux pas" if we are not completely prepared or understanding of the message we are sending.