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.

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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.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial

The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T. Testimonial

I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

S.B. Testimonial

Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial

No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial

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!