Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 6:22 pm    


If you have never had to file a personal injury claim, you may have several misconceptions about the process of filing a claim. It is very easy to become overwhelmed by the negative information circulating about how to file a personal injury claim. Therefore, it is very important that you understand the facts about personal injury claims and your legal rights to recover money for your injuries and losses after being hurt. Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers can help. Call at (916) 999-9000 for a free appointment and no-obligation case evaluation.

What are Personal Injury Claims?

When another party injures you, you are entitled to recover money for your injuries, loses, and damages. This compensation is intended to reimburse you for your lost wages, property damage, medical expenses, and other out-of-pocket financial costs related to the accident. However, you are also entitled to seek compensation for non-economic losses. These losses are often referred to as “pain and suffering” damages. Examples of non-economic damages in a personal injury claim include physical pain, scarring, emotional suffering, permanent disability, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of marital relations.

Each case is different; therefore, the types and amounts of compensation you might receive are different from another person’s case. You cannot base your recovery for an accident claim on the settlement in any other case. Therefore, do not assume that you will receive nothing or very little if your friend or family member’s settlement was very low. You should consult with our Sacramento personal injury attorney before you assume anything.

Examples of the types of cases that often result in an accident claim include:

If another party has injured you, it is important to learn about your legal rights from an attorney with experience handling personal injury claims. California’s statute of limitations restricts your time to file a lawsuit, do not delay talking to an attorney.

Have You Heard These Myths?

  • Personal Injury Claims Take Forever to Settle — Some cases might take a year or even several years to settle. However, those claims usually involve complex issues, severe injuries, wrongful death, and/or complicated litigation. Actually, the driving factor in how long a claim takes to settle is your recovery. You never want to settle a claim until you have recovered fully from your injuries, so you know the full extent of your damages.
  • Personal Injury Lawyers Just Want to Make Money — Personal injury attorneys do earn a fee for their services. However, most cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis.. Therefore, if we do not recover money for your claim, you do not pay our attorney fees.
  • It is Easy to Get Money When You Have Been Injured — Even in cases where the other party is clearly liable, it can be difficult to settle a claim with an insurance company. Some insurance providers fight even the simplest, clearest case of negligence. Because attorneys offer a free consultation, it never hurts to talk to an attorney to make sure that you are receiving a fair and just settlement.

Are You Ready to Fight for Your Money?

Our Sacramento personal injury attorneys are ready to fight for your right to full compensation for your injuries. Call Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 to schedule your free legal consultation.

Client Testimonials

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.

Dawniel Ewing Testimonial

I have nothing but great things to say about this firm. They have been extremely helpful and professional when dealing with my case. Anytime I needed anything or wanted to be updated they responded immediately. They made me feel like they cared. Highly recommend them!

Michael T. Testimonial

I sat down and met with Jelena Tiemann about my vehicle accident.I presented all of my documentation to her in which she gave me her assessment.Although the Tiemann Law Firm wont be representing me because my settlement offer was pretty good she was very clear,forward and professional about what she felt could and couldn't be done.I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a helping hand at fighting a case where you don't have to worry about the outcome not going in your favor. Please don't review this business if you received a freebie for writing this review, or if you're connected in any way to the owner or employees.

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.