Notification In Personal Injury Cases

If you were harmed in an accident caused by someone else and have decided to pursue legal action against those responsible, it is important that you notify anyone you may name in the suit of your intentions. It is not necessary to let these individuals know specific details about your accident or injuries, just that you may be planning to file a lawsuit against them. In order to do this, you should keep a few things in mind:

1.) Decide who you may name in the lawsuit In order to notify those you may take legal action against, you must first decide who you think is liable for the accident. This depends on the type of accident. In a car accident, all those involved in the collision should be notified. If one of those involved was working for someone at the time, you should probably notify their employer as well, because they may be partially liable.
2.) Write Your Notification Letters After deciding who needs to be notified, draft individual notification letters to each person. Keep the letters brief, and make sure they are typed. When writing your notification letters, don’t include details about your accident or injuries. In order to protect yourself, you should avoid making the letter a discussion. Rather, the letter should simply serve to let the individuals involved know that they may be facing legal action.
3.) Don’t wait too long If you are planning on taking legal action, it is important not to wait too long to let the people involved know. Keep in mind that just because you have notified someone of possible litigation, it does not mean you have to follow through. However, taking too long to notify can give the person or group an edge because they could potentially claim that your choice to wait made the notification an unfair surprise.

If you or a loved one is considering taking legal action for an injury, contact one of the many skilled personal injury lawyers available.