Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 4:02 am    

Have you been injured in a traffic accident? Did you fall and hurt yourself in a commercial establishment? Has your child suffered a dog bite or pool accident? Did a defective product cause an injury? Were you injured in a boat accident? Have you been told you may have a valid accident claim?

The above questions have something in common. The incidents may involve an injury caused by another person or party. Under California’s personal injury laws, you can recover compensation for damages if another person causes an injury.  However, you must prove the elements of a personal injury claim before you can recover compensation. An accident claim can be complex. Therefore, you want to prepare a strong case for maximum compensation. In addition, it is important to remember that the things you do after an injury can significantly impact the outcome of an accident claim.

Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers work closely with clients during the process of filing an accident claim. We provide support, guidance, and legal advice throughout the case. During your free consultation, we will discuss many aspects of your case, including some steps you should take and some steps you should avoid. Below are a few of the do’s and don’ts of an accident claim we review with you during your consultation.

Things You Should Do After an Accidental Injury

  • DO see a doctor and follow the treatment plan. Failing to follow a treatment plan can hurt your chances of recovery.
  • DO read all letters we send to you and respond promptly to requests to avoid delays.
  • DO tell the truth. We need to know everything, regardless of whether you think it will help or hurt your case.
  • DO stay in communication with our legal team and notify us of any changes.
  • DO ask as many questions as necessary. We want you to feel comfortable with the process and be clear about your legal rights and responsibilities.
  • DO keep a record of all expenses related to the accident, your injury, and your recovery.

Things You Should Avoid Doing After an Accidental Injury

  • DON’T talk to the insurance company, attorney, or other representative for the other party.
  • DON’T sign any documents without consulting with your attorney first.
  • DON’T discuss your accident claim with others, including family and friends. These people could be witnesses for the defense in a trial.
  • DON’T use social media or post online. If you are going to use social media, discuss things you should avoid posting with your attorney.

Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer for More Information

When another party causes an injury, that party can be held liable for damages. In addition to compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages, you could receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers fight for your legal right to receive fair and just compensation for your damages. Because insurance adjusters represent the insurance company’s best interest, we encourage you to consult with one of our attorneys before agreeing to any settlement.

If you would like a free consultation to discuss your accident claim, contact The Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.

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!