Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 10:33 pm    

Car accidents can cause serious injuries that may result in long-term impairments. Therefore, accident victims should seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident. Even if you “feel fine,” you could have suffered a severe injury. In some cases, car accident injuries may not be immediately known after a crash because some symptoms may not be present for several hours or days. Delaying medical treatment could cause an injury to be more severe. Therefore, seeing a physician to diagnose your injuries and develop a treatment plan is essential for your health.

In addition to protecting your health and well-being, seeking medical attention after an accident is also important for an injury claim. A delay in treatment can give the insurance company a reason to fight the accident claim. The company may argue that the injury was not as severe as you claim, or another trauma caused the injury after the accident.

Our Sacramento car accident attorneys can help you file your claim. We stand up to insurance companies and fight for our clients’ right to full compensation for all damages. Contact our office for a free consultation with one of our experienced injury lawyers.

Diagnosing Injuries After a Car Accident

When you go to the emergency room after a car accident or you see your doctor in the days following the collision, your doctor may perform a variety of diagnostic tests to determine the type and severity of your injury. It is important to diagnose the injury correctly, so that the treatment plan gives you the best chance of a full recovery.

One of the tests that your doctor may use is an MRI or magnetic resonance imaging test. An MRI is different from CT scans or X-rays because it does not use radiation to make the images. An MRI machine uses a magnetic field combined with radio waves to create images of the soft tissues within your body. Because the MRI can produce extremely detailed images that are similar to “slices” of certain areas of your body, it allows your physician to closely examine areas for slight abnormalities that could indicate serious car accident injuries.

Some common car accident injuries that an MRI can detect include:

  • Fractures and broken bones that an X-ray may not detect
  • Bleeding in the brain or around the brain
  • Brain injuries
  • Injuries to internal organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, bladder, and kidneys
  • Injury to the nerves or discs of the spinal cord and other spine injuries
  • Damage to ligaments, bones, tendons, or cartilage

Your physician should discuss the potential benefits and risks of undergoing an MRI. In many cases, the doctor may have exhausted other options for diagnosing your car accident injuries. An MRI could be the only diagnostic tool remaining that could provide a correct diagnosis.

Filing an Injury Claim Seeking Compensation for Car Accident Injuries

The Sacramento car accident attorneys of The Tiemann Law Firm provide free consultations and no-obligation case evaluations. You can request your free appointment by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.

Learn more about your legal options for recovering compensation for your car accident. You may be entitled to receive money for your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering from the negligent driver who caused the accident.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.