Car Accident Claim Notification Letter Sample

Use this letter as a model when informing insurers and other parties about your intent to make a car accident claim.

If you're making an injury claim after any kind of car accident, one of the first steps in the process is to notify all concerned parties that you were injured. You'll probably want to send a separate notification letter to:

Your notification should be a simple typed/printed letter that provides only basic information, and requests a written response. The notification should never get into issues like who was at fault for the accident or the extent of your car accident injuries. The appropriate time for discussing those issues will come. But for now, just include the date, approximate time of day, and general location of the accident. And if your letter is being sent directly to a car insurance company, ask that they confirm by return letter who they represent, and whether they are aware of anyone else who might be responsible for the accident.

Below are two sample notification letters that might be sent after a car accident, using "Maria Jones" as our fictional injured driver.

Get more tips on resolving an injury claim after a car accident. And for a step-by-step guide to successfully navigating any kind of personal injury case, get How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim by Joseph L. Matthews (Nolo).


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