Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 2:22 am    

If you have a case, but you don’t have money to hire an attorney, what should you do? Should you accept a settlement offer by the insurance company to settle your injury claim? Do you try to represent yourself and negotiate with the insurance adjuster for the other party?

The insurance company prefers that you represent yourself when settling your injury claim. Most individuals are unaware of the actual value of their claim or the laws related to accidents and injuries in California. Therefore, the insurance company can offer an amount that is much lower than the value of the claim if an attorney is not involved in advising the victim of his or her legal rights.

Don’t let a lack of money to hire an attorney stop you from receiving legal advice regarding your personal injury claim. Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers accept most cases on a contingency fee basis. You can have an experienced, reputable injury lawyer, like a member of the legal team of the Tiemann Law Firm, protect your right to full compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses.

How Does a Contingency Fee Work?

Contingency fees are necessary for many people. After an accident, victims struggle to pay bills because they are out of work while they recover from their injuries. Some victims are unable to return to work for months, making it difficult to pay for their living expenses, much less hire an attorney to handle their personal injury claim.

A contingency fee allows the victim to hire an attorney without worrying about how to pay for an attorney. The attorney agrees to wait for payment of attorney fees until the case is settled. If the attorney does not recover money for the claim, the attorney does not charge a fee for legal services.

The attorney fee is based on a percentage of the settlement claim. When the case is settled, the attorney deducts the agreed upon percentage for attorney fees from the amount received before disbursing the money to the client. Attorneys also deduct the costs from the settlement proceeds and pay outstanding medical bills from the proceeds.

A contingency fee allows accident victims to have a legal team on their side to even the playing field. The insurance provider has a team of professionals working to protect its best interest. You deserve to have a legal team working to protect your best interests too.

Why Do You Need a Sacramento Injury Attorney for Your Personal Injury Case?

You are not required to hire an injury lawyer to settle a claim. However, it is in your best interest to consult an attorney before accepting a settlement. Once you sign a settlement agreement, you release the insurance company from further liability. In most cases, the settlement agreement releases all parties related to the claim of liability.  If you discover additional damages or injuries, you cannot file another claim or lawsuit.

Therefore, it is crucial that you recover full compensation for all damages before you sign a settlement and release. The insurance company will not tell you if the amount is fair or if you are receiving less than you deserve. Only an experienced Sacramento injury lawyer will tell you if you are being treated fairly by the insurance company.

Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney Now

It does not cost you anything to meet with one of our lawyers. You can get the advice and guidance you need during a free consultation.

Call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website for more information and a free case review.

Client Testimonials

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
Quote

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
Quote

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
Quote

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
Quote

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
Quote

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.