Sample Slip and Fall Accident Claim Notification Letters

Here are three examples of an accident notification letter that might be sent after a slip and fall, or premises liability accident.

After a slip and fall accident, if you suffer injuries, you need to notify any party who may be liable. You'll probably want to send a separate notification letter to:

  • the property owner
  • the property owner’s insurer, and
  • your own insurance carrier

Your notification should be a simple typed letter that provides only basic information and requests a written response. Don’t get into issues like fault or the extent of your injuries. Discussion of these issues will come later on. For now, just include the date, approximate time of day, and general location of the accident.

Before you send your notice, make sure you understand the basics about what to include, what to leave out, and why. See this article on writing your injury notification letter for some tips and guidance. Also be sure to check out the articles we have filed away under slip and fall accidents. You'll find lots of information on your rights to compensation, the elements your need to prove your case, and more.

Below are three sample notification letters that might be sent after a slip and fall accident.

Sample Letter to a Business After a Slip and Fall Accident

Robin Smith
6922 Main Way
Sintex, NH 00000

February 12, 20xx

Snack-n-Chat Restaurant
666 Alamo Circle
Grinel, NH 00000

To Whom It Concerns:

At approximately 8:00 p.m. on February 9, 20xx I was a customer in your restaurant when I slipped just outside the entrance to the restaurant and fell, injuring myself.

Please refer this matter to your insurance carrier. Please also inform me by letter at the above address of the name and address of your insurance carrier.

Thank you for your prompt attention.



Robin Smith

Sample Letter to Business's Insurer in Slip and Fall Case

Robin Smith
6922 Main Way
Sintex, NH 00000
(111) 443-4433

February 20, 20xx

Claims Department
All Risk Insurance Company
6000 Breakneck Boulevard
Houston, TX 12355

Re: Your Insured: Snack-n-Chat Restaurant
Claimant: Robin Smith
Date of Accident: February 9, 20xx

To Whom It Concerns:

Please be advised that I received injuries in an accident on February 9, 20xx on the premises of your insured, the Snack-n-Chat Restaurant. Please confirm in writing to the above address that your company has issued liability coverage to the Snack-n-Chat Restaurant.

Please also advise whether Snack-n-Chat Restaurant contends that anyone other than the Snack-n-Chat Restaurant may be in whole or in part legally responsible for accidents on or near the premises.

As requested, please respond in writing. If necessary, I may be reached by telephone at the above number between the hours of 7:30–8:30 a.m. or 6:30–9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Yours truly,


Robin Smith

Sample Letter to Parents of Child Who Caused Slip and Fall Accident

Walter Pasheha
37 9th Avenue North
South Fork, IN 00000

February 12, 20xx

Norbert and Rosetta Stone
3757 East Bowden Lane
South Fork, IN 00000

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Stone:

On February 9, 201x I was injured in front of your residence in a fall caused by wooden blocks left on the sidewalk by your child or children. Please refer this matter to the insurance carrier of your homeowner’s liability insurance policy and have the insurance carrier contact me directly at the above address.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Very truly yours,


Walter Pasheha

What Happens Next?

Once you've sent your notification, you'll want to start organizing your evidence, calculate an acceptable settlement, and then work on your demand letter.

For all the in-depth information you'll need to navigate your slip and fall case, get the book, How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim, by Joseph L. Matthews (Nolo).

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