Posted on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 at 1:50 pm    

At Tiemann Law Firm, we know that no one plans to be in a car accident. This traumatic experience can be a shock to the system, but it’s important that you keep your wits about you and not make mistakes when an accident occurs that can be damaging down the road. Below are five errors to avoid:

  1. Leaving the scene—if you’re involved in a fender bender and it doesn’t appear that anyone is hurt, you may think it’s okay to drive away. By law you must remain on the scene or risk being charged with a hit and run. You are also required to file a report with the DMV within 10 days if there are injuries (no matter how minor), death or property damage over $1,000.
  2. Refusing medical treatment—it’s definitely a bad idea to not get evaluated by a medical professional immediately after an accident. Many injuries such as internal organ damage, concussions and back issues may not show symptoms until a day or two after the impact. Having an examination and a medical record of your injuries is very valuable as your case progresses.
  3. Neglecting to get contact information—it’s important if you are physically able to get the name, phone number and other contact information of everyone involved in the accident, If there are any witnesses to the accident it’s wise to find out how you can get in touch with them at a later date should you need to.
  4. Not documenting details of the accident—again, if you’re physically able to, take photographs of the accident site including damage to your vehicle, signage, skid marks, weather conditions. You should also write down everything you remember about the accident while it’s fresh in your memory.
  5. Failing to get in touch with an experienced attorney—before you speak to the other driver’s insurance company or another driver’s lawyer, you should contact us to learn what your options are in pursuing a case. The legal system is complex. You may have many medical and other expenses now and in the future. Our attorneys will explain your options and do their own investigation to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.

two people assess the damage to their cars after an accident

Have you or a loved one been a victim of car accident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

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I just saw my lawyer Jelena Tiemann on a t.v ad, which reminded me how much she helped when I was in a desperate situation. I just love her! That is why I feel a need to tell everyone. I had a situation that happened & didn’t know what to do, our where to go. I didn’t even know if she could help me or if any lawyer could. All I wanted was it to go away & was afraid most lawyers wanted to drag it out & possibly go to court. For one she was very professional but was very personable (maybe b.c she’s a lady). She didn’t make me feel embarrassed or self-conscious that I did something wrong or was the cause of the situation. She immediately said we should try our best before going to court. Let me handle some paperwork, if at the last we do go to court we have documents. She gave me all the details, pros and cons but reassured me she deals with these cases all the time. She came through and made it as painless as possible. I now have my life back.

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Tiemann Law Firm helped us with an injury case for my nephew. They were very knowledgeable and we are very happy with the service they provided. The entire staff is topnotch!

Elizabeth Ochoa Testimonial

I chose Tiemann Law Firm to help me after a car accident I was involved in. Throughout the entire process, Moe made sure to keep me updated, he always responded quickly whenever  I had questions about anything. My case won thanks to this law firm and its dedication. My experience with Tiemann Law Firm was amazing! 10/10 recommended.