If you’ve been in an accident and injured yourself, it is necessary that anyone involved should be notified about it. While notifying the concerned people or their insurance companies about your injuries due to the accident is necessary, you don’t need to furnish any detailed information. Your intention of filing a personal claim should be clearly conveyed to them.
Before making any notifications, it is important that you first decide on who needs to be notified about the accident. Depending upon the type of accident and the circumstances, the number of people concerned might vary. Like, in case of a vehicle accident notification may be required to all involved drivers, vehicle owners, employers of the driver in case the car was on company business, your insurance company or others.
Deciding on whom to notify brings you to the next step, which is writing letters to every person concerned. It might be necessary to send more than one letter. Like, one to the business where it happened and another to the owner of the property. Letters have to be sent to their insurance companies, even if other involved parties have assured to do so themselves. It should be for the purpose of providing basic information, not discussing any fault or responsibility. It should be typed or written in a simple manner.
Timing can be crucial in such cases, hence any kind of delay in giving notices and starting your claim should be avoided. Giving notice within specified number of days after the accident isn’t needed, but it is best to start the process within first two weeks of the accident. However, it is different for government entities related injury claims. Filing a notice does not obligate you to file a claim, but can be helpful later.