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The Why and How of Personal Injury Claim Notifications

If you've been in an accident, you may immediately be thinking of compensation. If you or a loved one have been victim to medical negligence, you likely want the responsible parties to pay. For any personal injury lawsuit, there are legal rules you need to follow. This includes making sure all parties responsible are notified. It's an important part of the legal process, and this blog guide can help you understand why you need to and then how to.

Why?
It's important to notify the parties responsible as soon as possible. This is to get your personal injury claim started. You may not even know who exactly was at fault, but have some idea. It's very important to notify these parties.

Who is responsible?
You should notify anyone involved in the case who might be responsible. The most common personal injury case is a car accident; in this case, you would notify all drivers who were involved. If this is a different kind of accident, you may want to consult with your lawyer as who to notify. If it's a case of medical negligence, for example, you would definitely need legal consultation in order to prove who is at fault and how they're at fault. If you're unsure, as with most legal matters, you need to speak with a personal injury lawyer.

How To Write Notification Letters

Let's say you have a clear idea on who is responsible for this accident and/or injury. You write a letter explaining there has been and accident and if you were injured. Sometimes there is more than one person to send this letter to. In your letter, you don't go over facts of the case, proof of your injury, or what you are seeking in terms of compensation. A notification letter is about following the laws and ensuring you can claim damages. So keep it simple and direct. You want your notification letter to simply be a message stating that legal action will be taken.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Helps

A personal injury lawyer can help you through this process. In most lawsuits, they are not paid unless you actually win the suit or get a settlement offer. Usually, you can expect a settlement offer, sometimes a very fair one. A lawyer can walk you through these initial stages, and then, perhaps most importantly, help you come to a dollar number for fair compensation.