Posted on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 5:03 am    

Have you been injured by a reckless or negligent driver? Did a defective car part or a dangerous road condition cause a crash? If you have been injured in a traffic accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation from the party who caused your accident.

Financial Costs of a Sacramento Traffic Accident

Traffic accidents result in billions of dollars in financial losses each year in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control estimated that lost wages and medical costs from crash deaths alone totaled $44 billion in 2013. During 2013 in California, it was estimated that the medical costs of traffic-related deaths totaled $38 million and the lost wages totaled $4.44 billion.

The financial costs of your accident can be substantial depending on the severity of your injuries. The longer you are out of work and the level of your medical care have a direct impact on the amount of your claim.  Furthermore, if you suffer permanent damage, you could also be entitled to future medical costs and future lost wages.

Examples of financial damages that we include in a settlement demand for a traffic accident claim include, but are not limited to:

  • Past, present, and future cost of medical and personal care
  • Past, present, and future loss of income, including lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Travel expenses
  • Cost of medications and medical equipment
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitative therapy
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses that are directly related to the accident, injury, or recovery

Our attorneys work diligently to document each economic loss so that you can receive maximum compensation for your claim. Our efforts may include hiring financial experts to determine the cost of future financial losses related to your injuries.

Non-Economic Damages

In addition to the monetary loss caused by a traffic accident, you suffer emotional and physical damages that are compensable. The stress and mental anguish caused by a traffic crash can be overwhelming and debilitating. The physical pain you suffer can also be debilitating. These damages can impact your ability to perform daily tasks and your relationship with family and friends.

In a traffic accident claim, you can recover compensation for these damages. Non-economic damages may include:

  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish or anxiety
  • Emotional stress
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of marital relations

Calculating the cost of “pain and suffering” damages can be very difficult.  Each person suffers in a different way and to a different degree. Pain and suffering damages are subjective, and there is not a standard formula for calculating the value of these damages. Therefore, we use other factors to help determine the value of non-economic damages including the type of injury, the severity of the injury, the length of recovery, the total cost of financial damages, and whether you have a permanent disability.

Call a Sacramento Traffic Accident Attorney

When you are injured in a traffic accident, you need medical care for your injuries. You also need legal advice about your options for holding the negligent driver who was responsible for the crash liable for your damages. Our lawyers offer free consultations so that you can receive competent legal counsel without worrying about paying a consultation fee when you are trying to recover from your injuries.

The Sacramento accident attorneys of the Tiemann Law Firm can be reached by telephone at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.  Contact our office today to schedule your free appointment with one of our accident claim attorneys. Our law firm serves clients in SacramentoFolsomRoseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

Client Testimonials

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.

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...

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.

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!