When you file a personal injury lawsuit, there are a few regulations and guidelines you are required to follow to remain compliant with the laws. One of these requirements is notifying anyone who was involved in the accident. To simplify the process, we have outlined the four steps necessary for giving notice in a personal injury claim.
#1. Figure Out Who Is At Fault
Before you can give notice, you must first determine who was at fault in the accident. The person at fault must have done something that directly resulted in the accident that caused your injury.
#2. Determine Who Was Involved
In some cases, laws may require you to notify every person involved in the accident, even those who were not at fault. So, collect basic information on the people involved in your accident. Also, keep in mind that the insurance companies of the drivers involved and the employers of the drivers (if they were driving on company time) may also require notification.
#3. Write Notification Letters
Next, you will need to compose a simple letter explaining to the people involved what occurred in the accident and revealing your intent to file a personal injury claim. However, this does not need to disclose anything about your injuries or who you believe is at fault. End your letter by asking for a written response from each notified individual.
#4. Send Your Letters
In addition, send your letters promptly after the accident occurred. At this time, there are no specific laws outlining how much time you have to notify the people involved in your personal injury lawsuit, but a prompt notification is always better.
To sum up, filing a claim and giving notice in a personal injury claim is complex. Follow these important steps to increase your likelihood of success. An experienced personal injury attorney can guide you through each step of your lawsuit. To speak with a lawyer at Howe & Associates Personal Injury Law, click here or call 404-285-4205.