What Types of Incidents Require a Notice of Claim?

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You may have to jump through hoops to get the financial compensation you require to heal after your personal injury incident. But an additional obstacle that may be in your way is a Notice of Claim. Read on to discover what types of incidents require a Notice of Claim and how a seasoned Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer at White Personal Injury can walk you through this.

What types of incidents make it necessary to file a Notice of Claim?

Simply put, you may have to file a Notice of Claim if you believe the at-fault party of your personal injury incident was a Texas state, county, or city-owned entity, or even one of its employees. Importantly, you must send this notice before you submit your personal injury claim.

With that being said, the following are types of personal injury incidents that may require a Notice of Claim to be filed:

  • You were struck by a state, county, or city-owned bus.
  • You were struck by an automobile due to a faulty state, county, or city-owned pedestrian traffic light.
  • You were injured in an automobile incident due to a faulty state, county, or city-owned traffic light.
  • You slipped and fell due to a crack on a state, county, or city-owned sidewalk.
  • You slipped and fell in a construction zone of state, county, or city construction workers.
  • You slipped and fell in a state, county, or city-owned building.

What other documents are necessary for these incidents?

A Notice of Claim is not the only document you must prepare for your legal proceedings. It is also necessary to collect the following pieces of proof:

  • A copy of the official police report (conducted at the scene by a law enforcement officer).
  • Photos and videos of your personal injuries, property damages, and the overall scene of your incident.
  • Oral or written testimonies made by witnesses who saw your incident play out.
  • A copy of the security camera footage of your incident playing out.
  • Copies of your medical documents that highlight the date and time you incurred your injuries, along with their severity.
  • Copies of your medical bills that highlight the cost of your injuries.

It is not necessary to provide this documentation alongside your Notice of Claim, even though it may be helpful. Understandably so, you may not have this documentation in your possession before the deadline to file quickly approaches.

These documents are mostly necessary for fulfilling your burden of proof as the plaintiff of a personal injury claim. All in all, this burden of proof may be easier to satisfy with sound legal advisement from a competent Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer. Contact our firm as soon as you possibly can.

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