Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at 6:18 am    

Many factors can contribute to the cause of a car accident. People injured in car crashes that were not their fault might be entitled to compensation for their injuries and financial losses. However, proving that you were not at fault for a car wreck can be challenging.

Our Sacramento car accident lawyers investigate car crashes to determine how the accident occurred and identify the party or parties responsible for the cause of the crash.

Top Five Factors in Sacramento Car Crashes

Car wrecks are common in Sacramento. The area has lots of traffic. Traffic congestion can increase the risk of an accident. Sacramento is also a common vacation destination. Many out-of-town drivers are not familiar with the area. In some cases, poor weather conditions or hazardous road conditions may be factors in an accident. However, driver mistakes and poor driving behaviors are often the top causes of car accidents.

Five driving behaviors that contribute to a large number of car crashes are:

  • Distracted Driving
  • Impaired Driving (Drunk Driving and Drugged Driving)
  • Fatigued or Drowsy Driving
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive Driving (swerving, multiple lane changes, tailgating, failing to yield the right-of-way, etc.)

When a driver causes an accident, the driver can be charged with a traffic offense. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, the driver may be charged with a crime. For example, if a driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash, the driver may be charged with DUI. If someone died in a car accident, the responsible driver might be charged with vehicular homicide.

In most cases, the at-fault driver receives a traffic ticket and is liable for damages caused by the accident. The person’s car insurance covers the damages up to the policy limits. If the damages exceed the policy limits, the driver may be sued and held personally liable for the remaining damages not covered by car insurance.

Common Injuries Sustained in Sacramento Car Accidents

The injuries sustained in car crashes vary. A person may sustain bumps and bruises that cause minor pain for a few weeks. Another person could sustain traumatic injuries that result in permanent disabilities.

Common car accident injuries include, but are not limited to:

The extent of your injuries impacts the value of a personal injury claim. In most cases, severe injuries increase the value of a claim because people miss more time from work and have more medical expenses. However, minor injuries can also result in substantial losses, pain, and suffering.

Before you accept a settlement offer from an insurance company, talk to a car accident lawyer near you. The insurance company may undervalue your claim to save money. It would be best if you had someone who understands injury laws to review the offer to ensure you are receiving a fair settlement for your car accident claim.

Contact a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer for Help

Our attorneys help you fight for the compensation you deserve after a car accident. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not need to worry about paying our attorneys’ fees until we recover money for your claim.

Contact The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website to schedule a free consultation with one of our Sacramento car accident lawyers. It does not cost you anything to meet with an attorney. Get the answers to your questions from a trusted advocate for injury victims.

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.