Wrongful Death Car Accident Attorneys in SacramentoIf your loved one died in a car crash due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Sacramento car accident lawyers of Tiemann Law Firm today. As a surviving family member, the losses you suffered might entitle you to compensation.

Losing a relative is a shocking and devastating experience. When an unexpected event occurs, and your loved one dies, you must grieve your loss. However, if someone is responsible for causing the car crash that took their life, you face an uphill battle pursuing legal action against the negligent party.

You shouldn’t take on the responsibility of a wrongful death claim while coping with the death of your family member and handling funeral arrangements. Let us take over and complete every step on your behalf. We can represent you during your case and guide you through the complex process of pursuing compensation and justice.

Tiemann Law Firm has fought for Sacramento clients since 1998. We know how much your family has suffered since your relative’s death. The at-fault driver should be held liable for their misconduct and face the consequences. We are ready to fight for you. We will remain by your side until the end.

Call us at (916) 999-9000, or reach out to us online for a free consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Sacramento

Fatalities can occur in car crashes for many reasons. Although a range of scenarios can lead to someone’s death during a car accident, specific factors increase the likelihood of fatal injuries. For example, driving at excessive speeds is dangerous. When two vehicles collide at high rates of speed, the force of the impact is violent and can fatally harm the occupants of each car involved.

The most common causes of deadly accidents include:

  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Tailgating
  • Taking turns too fast
  • Passing vehicles in no-passing zones
  • Driver distractions, such as texting
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • Merging or changing lanes without checking blind spots
  • Failing to yield the right of way to another driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist
  • Fatigued driving
  • Running stop signs and red lights
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Driving the wrong way down one-way streets

If a motorist’s actions caused your loved one’s death in a car crash, do not hesitate to contact Tiemann Law Firm. We can review the facts of your case and determine whether you’re eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The negligent driver should be held accountable for their wrongdoing and compensate you for your funeral expenses, lost financial support, and other losses you and your family suffered.

If you have further questions directly related to your case, contact us as soon as possible.

Common Fatal Injuries in Car Accidents

Wrongful Death Car Accident Attorneys in SacramentoInjuries can happen in any type of collision. Even low-speed crashes and fender benders can lead to minor injuries, such as whiplash and cuts and bruises. However, certain circumstances can cause accident victims to suffer fatal injuries and pass away at the scene or hospital.

The most common fatal injuries caused in car accidents include:

You have a right to seek compensation from the at-fault driver no matter what type of injury your loved one sustained in the collision. If it resulted in their death and someone else’s actions are to blame, you can file a lawsuit with assistance from Tiemann Law Firm.

Parties Entitled to Pursue a Wrongful Death Case

Only specific people can file a wrongful death case after losing a relative in a car accident. According to California Code § 377.60(a), these surviving individuals can pursue compensation in a wrongful death case:

  • Spouse or domestic partner
  • Children
  • Grandchildren

If there isn’t a surviving heir in the deceased’s line of descent, anyone entitled to property by intestate succession can initiate a lawsuit. That includes the deceased’s parents, siblings, and anyone living with them on the date of their death.

Someone who can prove they were financially dependent on the deceased could also bring a wrongful death case against the negligent party. These individuals include:

  • Putative spouse
  • Children of the putative spouse
  • Stepchildren
  • Parents
  • Legal guardians if the parents aren’t alive

Deadline to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If you want to sue the at-fault party for causing your loved one’s death, you must observe the statute of limitations. California enforces a two-year statute of limitations for a person’s death caused by someone else’s neglect or wrongful act. That means you must file your lawsuit within two years from the date your family member died.

The timeframe does not begin on the date of the accident. If the crash occurred on one day and the victim did not pass away until days or weeks later due to their fatal injury, the statute would expire two years after the date of their death.

Compensation Available for Wrongful Death

Two forms of compensation are available to surviving family. The first includes compensation for economic losses suffered by individuals pursuing legal action. This refers to actual expenses incurred due to the death, such as:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost financial support, including what the deceased would have provided if they survived
  • The reasonable dollar value of household services the deceased can no longer provide
  • Loss of benefits and gifts the family could have received from the deceased if they were still alive

The second form of compensation is for noneconomic losses. This involves the emotional or mental impact of the death on surviving family, such as:

  • Loss of guidance
  • Lost companionship, assistance, moral support, love, care, society, protection, comfort, affection
  • Loss of intimacy by a spouse or partner

Contact Us

At Tiemann Law Firm, our Sacramento wrongful death car accident attorneys will provide the legal services you deserve when you retain our firm. We will treat you as a priority and tailor our legal strategies to meet the unique needs of your case.

We know that no amount of money can make up for the loss of your loved one. However, we hope the compensation we secure for you can relieve your financial burdens and help you move forward with your life. We want you to get the justice you and your family deserve.

If you lost your loved one in a car accident due to someone’s negligent actions, call Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000, or reach out to us online for your free consultation.

Client Testimonials

Elizabeth Ochoa Testimonial
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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.

Dawniel Ewing Testimonial
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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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!

S.B. Testimonial
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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...

Star Fire Testimonial
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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

Jereme S. Testimonial
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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.

Maye Ly Testimonial
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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.

Matt H. Testimonial
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I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.

Jennifer Birdseye Testimonial
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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!

Lendzey Garcia
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I was in a very bad/ major car accident I originally had an attorney who wasn’t trying to help me out much or take any of my calls so I called Tiemann and told them my situation. They made it an AWESOME and Smooth transition over to them and took on both cases I had. I just settled on my big case and am beyond great full. For them and their team! I highly recommend them. To add on to this a little On how much they will work with you, I moved to Montana in the middle of all Of this and it was not an issue!