If you were recently injured by the negligence of someone else, you may be thinking about bringing a lawsuit in order to recoup any damages you may have had due to an injury. Before you file any type of claim, you should take some steps to notify anyone who may be involved in a lawsuit.
Here are some steps to take to properly notify anyone who may be responsible:
Find out Exactly Who is Liable for the Injury
The first thing to do once you have decided to go forward with a lawsuit is to determine exactly who is liable for the accident. This could be one or more people, depending on the nature of the accident that caused your injury. For instance, if you were in a car accident, you would need to identify exactly who was driving, if it was a commercial or personal vehicle, and anyone else who may have been involved in the accident in any way.
Compose a Notification Letter
The next thing you and your attorney will do is compose and send notifications letters to the liable parties. A notification letter is simply a document that you will send to anyone who will be involved in your lawsuit. It will state you were injured and what your injuries were.
It should only contain basic information and should not place any blame on anyone in particular. It should also request that the receivers of the notification letters respond to you to let them know that they received them. Be sure you request any responses to the letter in writing.
Notify Liable Parties as Soon as Possible
One thing you want to make sure of is that you notify the responsible parties as soon as you can. There is not usually a specific time limit imposed on notification, but you should try to do so as soon as possible. This should be done within a few weeks of the incident if at all possible to prevent any evidence or memories of the incident to become blurred.
It is important to note that official notifications are not required in order for you to file a personal injury lawsuit. Also, if you send a notification, you are not required to go through with the lawsuit if you change your mind. A notification will help serve as a piece of evidence in court that clearly lists what happened and who all was involved. If you need help with this process, it would be best to see the assistance of a personal injury attorney.
To learn more, contact a company like Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia LLC with any questions or concerns you have.