Posted on Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 11:59 pm    

Has a negligent driver or a defective product caused your injury? Did a fall or other accident cause your injury? If so, you might be entitled to receive money for your injuries. However, you must file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages. Under California’s Statute of Limitations, your time to file a claim is restricted.

Therefore, we urge you to contact our office to consult with a Sacramento personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Do not delay seeking legal counsel. Protect your legal rights.

Step One: Your Free Consultation

Our law firm offers a no obligation, free consultation so that you can discuss your case with an experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer. During your meeting, the attorney reviews how the accident occurred and the extent of the injuries you sustained because of the accident. In addition, the consultation is also a time for you to ask questions about the claim process and the laws applicable in your case.

After gaining a thorough understanding of the circumstances that led to your injury, the attorney discusses the various options for recovering compensation and potential outcomes. The attorney also explains our attorney fees, including the use of contingency fees so that you do not pay anything until we recover funds for your claim.

Step Two: Investigating Your Accident

If you retain our firm, the next step is to perform a thorough investigation of the accident. Because each case is unique, we may or may not take the same steps during the investigation. However, in most cases, we:

  • Request and analyze police reports
  • Identify the liable party or parties
  • Investigate the accident scene
  • Identify and interview potential witnesses
  • Compile photographs of the accident scene
  • Request and analyze medical records
  • Secure and preserve evidence proving fault
  • Verify time missed from work and lost wages
  • Compile proof of all financial damages

Depending on the case, we might employ outside investigators or experts to assist in the investigation.

Step Three: Preparing a Demand Settlement

Once you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI), we prepare a written settlement demand to forward to the insurance company. The demand settlement includes our allegations of fault, description of injuries, and statement of losses. In addition, we also include copies of records necessary to substantiate the damages.

In most cases, a demand for settlement includes compensation for:

  • Property damage;
  • Loss of income;
  • Medical expenses;
  • Emotional suffering;
  • Physical pain, and,
  • Future damages.

The insurance company reviews the demand for settlement and approves or rejects the settlement proposal. In many cases, our lawyers negotiate with the insurance company to arrive at a mutually acceptable settlement amount.

Step Four: Settle or File a Lawsuit

If we can arrive at a settlement amount, we can settle out of court. However, if the other side refuses to negotiate fairly, we may need to file a lawsuit. Our attorneys are skilled trial attorneys in addition to experienced negotiators. We are prepared to file a lawsuit when necessary to protect our client’s rights and best interests.

Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney to Fight for Your Legal Rights

If you are involved in a personal injury accident in California, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Our lawyers have the expertise and experience to handle all steps and phases of a personal injury claim.

Contact The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website to request your free consultation and no-obligation case evaluation. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

Client Testimonials

Hanna Padilla Testimonial

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!

Matt H. Testimonial

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.

Star Fire Testimonial

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

Lendzey Garcia

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!

Maye Ly Testimonial

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.