Taking Notes in a Personal Injury is the #1 Thing After Safety
If you’ve been personally injured in an accident, it’s important to notify anyone who may be responsible. You don’t have to know who was at fault; you must simply think about who might have been at fault. In the beginning you don’t have to give the people involved, or their insurance companies, any detailed information about the accident or your injuries. All you have to do is let them know that there was an accident at a certain time and place, that you were injured, and that you intend to file a personal injury claim.
Before you can notify those responsible for an accident of your intention to file a claim, you must decide whom to notify. This usually depends on the type of accident in which you were involved.
Once you have determined those who might be responsible for your accident, your next step is to write letters telling each of them that the accident happened and that you were injured. You may need to send more than one letter — for example, one letter to the business where you fell and another to the person who owns the property.
Don’t Delay in Giving Notice
The important thing about giving others notice and starting your claim is to not delay too long. While you need not give notice within any specific number of days following an accident (except for injury claims against government entities), it is always best to start early, within the first couple of weeks after the accident. When you are injured, Time really is money call Harold Ehrenberg at 504-666-9022.