Law: Notice of Accident

Most accident insurance policies contain a provision requiring that notice of the injury be given to the company within a certain time—generally 30 days after the accident. Two recent cases have raised a question that may arise when a "latent injury" is suffered. Must notice then be given within 30 days after the injury, or only within 30 days after the injury is discovered?

In one of the cases, in Kansas, the insured slipped while repairing a fence. He thought at the time that he had swallowed part of a fence staple,...

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