Don’t Wait to Notify Responsible Parties in Your Personal Injury Claim
If you’ve sustained injuries in an accident, it’s important that you notify the parties who are, or who you think may be responsible. In case you were involved in a car accident with another vehicle, it might seem pretty easy to determine who the responsible party is, but it is not always as straightforward as you would think.
Finding Out Who May Be Responsible
Determining all the possibly involved parties in an accident can be difficult. For example if you’ve been involved in a car accident, you need to notify the driver of the car, but also the owner in case it is not the same person. If it was a company car you should also notify the driver’s employer. Always notify your own insurance company as well. Different people need to be notified depending on the accident that you were in, so make sure you find out who could be held responsible for your accident as soon as possible.
Notifying the Responsible Parties
Write letters notifying all of the possibly responsible parties about your accident and your intent to file an injury claim. Even if any of the responsible parties have already assured you that they will notify their insurance company, you should still send a notification letter. The letter should just contain basic information regarding the accident, just the facts, but make sure to ask for a written response.
Though there is no legally determined number of days that you have to give notice, you should do it as soon as possible, and file your claim short after. Otherwise questions about why you waited so long to file a claim might arise if your case ends up in court.
If you’re filing a personal injury claim, in most cases it is advisable to contact a personal injury attorney who can help guide you through the often complicated process. Contact the Loewy Law Firm for legal help with your personal injury claim.