What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Should You Notify the Other Party Before Filing a Lawsuit?

A personal injury accident can leave someone with severe injuries that require extensive medical treatments, often costing that person a substantial amount of money in medical bills. To cover these troublesome costs, a person may want to consider legal action to fight for compensation from the party at fault for the accident. Before filing for an injury claim, however, a person should first warn the individual or party responsible for the accident.

If you’ve sustained injuries in a personal injury accident, you may be entitled to pursue compensation through an injury lawsuit. For additional information regarding your full range of options if you’re thinking about filing for this compensation, contact Jacksonville injury lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., today by calling 904-296-1088.

Why Inform the Other Party?

The person named as the defendant in your claim will eventually find out if they’re being sued. However, it’s a good idea for the accident victim to give an early warning to any parties they may be suing for compensation. This is mainly for the following reasons:

  • It allows the case to progress faster
  • It keeps the legal process running smoothly towards a settlement or court decision
  • In cases against the government, it’s required to warn the agency in question

Warning a defendant allows the defendant and claimant to begin working towards a settlement faster than if the claimant simply waited for the defendant to be notified by the court.

Contact Us

If you’re looking for a reliable legal advisor to help you with your injury claim, we may be the right firm for you. To learn more about how our dedicated legal team can go to work for you, contact Jacksonville injury lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., at 904-296-1088 today.

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