Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 at 12:36 pm    

car accident completely shakes up your life. Suddenly and unexpectedly you are confronted with pain and injuries that need to be treated, an interrupted work-life which means loss of income, mounting bills, and an uncertain future. During this upsetting aftermath, an experienced attorney can help you start to put the pieces together that you will need to move forward.

One of the first and most important issues to resolve is where the money will come from to cover the costly damages you are suffering. A lawyer will evaluate your case and explain the options available to you.

Usually, you will follow one of these two tracks:

1-Filing a Claim with an Insurance Company

Even if you choose to go through an insurance company to receive damages for your accident, an attorney can help you negotiate settlement terms and ensure that your rights are protected. Remember, insurance is a business, and the company will want to settle with as little effort as possible and for the lowest amount of money. Steps involved include: filing a claim, answering adjusters’ questions, reviewing the settlement options, and receiving final compensation. An attorney can best advise if you are being mistreated, and if your claim is rejected.

2-Filing a Lawsuit

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, your attorney may find it’s in your best interest to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver. This process has several complex steps that our attorney will handle in an experienced and professional manner:

  • Investigation and evidence collection
  • Calculation of damages owed
  • Issuing a demand letter to the at-fault party
  • Filing a claim for damages in court
  • Negotiating a settlement
  • Conducting a trial, if settlement is not reached outside of court

Whichever option you decide is best for your case, our attorneys will be with you every step of the way. We ensure that your needs are represented and that you receive the compensation you need and deserve.

How to Collect Damages After a Car Accident

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI, car, truck, or motorcycle accident, dog attack, or a slip and fall incident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

Client Testimonials

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!

Matt H. Testimonial
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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.

Star Fire Testimonial
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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
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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
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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.