Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 at 12:05 pm    

Car accidents are traumatic experiences on their own, but once insurance companies get involved, you’re likely to experience even greater levels of stress. Securing the compensation you deserve is no easy task when your efforts are consistently opposed and scrutinized, while injuries compound the difficulty, draining your energy and scattering your focus.

At the Tiemann Law Firm, we care about our clients, and we’re committed to keeping them informed every step of the way. This blog post will help you prepare for interactions with insurance companies in the aftermath of an accident, covering what you should do, when you should do it, and what actions you might want to avoid altogether.

  1. Notify your insurance provider promptly. They’re going to need all the pertinent details, including the time, date, and location of the accident. Avoid offering your assumptions or subjective perceptions of responsibility. Stick to concrete facts.
  2. Try to acquire the contact information of any witnesses who might have seen the accident take place.
  3. Seek medical attention right away, even if you don’t think you have been injured. All too often, we speak with clients who didn’t feel hurt at the time of an accident, only to experience debilitating pain at a later date due to soft tissue injuries or other complications. When you receive treatment, document it every time, including both medications and appointments. You’ll need to demonstrate both the extent of your injuries and the costs of any medical treatment said injuries might entail. With a record on hand, your claim will be strengthened, especially in cases that feature delayed symptoms.
  4. Keep a careful record of all written correspondences pertaining to your claim. Whether it’s a short email or a long letter, it might prove useful in the event of a disagreement.
  5. Exercise caution with recorded statements and settlements, and when in doubt, consult with your personal injury attorney.
  6. Don’t make any agreements or sign paperwork that insurance companies provide without speaking to your injury lawyer beforehand.
  7. Be sure to read your policy carefully! Insurance policies vary in terms of what they do or do not cover.

We know that it can be taxing to deal with insurance companies when you’re already in physical pain and experiencing emotional distress. However, the guidance above should set you on a path toward getting the restitution and justice you deserve.

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Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident? Are you unsure of how to deal with insurance companies regarding the compensation you are due? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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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!

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It is hard to put into words the care and dedication that I received from the Tiemann’s. They have been here for me every step of the way and were always available when I had questions or concerns. My husband and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for us and our family. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and time you have put into my case, we greatly appreciate it and your friendship. We highly recommend this firm and will always be thankful for everything they have done. Thank you so much again, Kim

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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!

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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.