Posted on Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 2:19 am    

There are many things to be concerned about after an accident. However, the most important thing to take care of after a car accident is your health. Your car can be replaced and our attorneys can handle your accident claim; however, only you can take care of your health. Taking care of your health includes making and keeping follow-up appointments with your doctors. Regardless of your reason, failing to seek medical treatment or failing to attend follow-up appointments can not only jeopardize your health, but it can also jeopardize your personal injury claim.

If you have questions about an injury claim, call (916) 999-9000 for a free consultation with a Sacramento personal injury lawyer.

After the Emergency Room Visit

Many accident victims go to the emergency room after an accident. When you are discharged from the hospital or the emergency room, you are given follow-up medical care instructions. Your doctor or nurse will explain these instructions to you, including instructions advising you to follow up with your primary care physician, attend physical therapy, or return for a follow-up appointment with the surgeon or other treating physician.

Failing to follow the medical advice can cause health problems. It can also cause problems with your accident claim. The insurance company for the other driver may claim that your injuries are only as severe as they are because you did not follow up with your doctor or follow his instructions. The company may also argue that your injuries did not occur from the accident. In either case, your ability to recover compensation could be harmed.

Watching for Additional Injuries

Follow up appointments identify conditions or injuries not caught at the emergency room. Swelling and excess adrenaline can mask some symptoms. Seeing your doctor for a follow up in the days and weeks after your accident can help identify additional injuries sustained in the accident. Follow up appointments allow your physician to diagnose health issues and injuries correctly.

Monitoring Medical Improvement

Follow up appointments also allow your doctor to monitor your medical improvement. If you are not improving or if you have negative effects from the medical treatment, your doctor can adjust your treatment. Regular appointments are also important to monitor whether you have achieved maximum medical improvement (MMI). You don’t want to settle your injury claim until you reach MMI because you cannot know if you have any long-term medical needs or permanent disability until you reach MMI. Settling your claim too early can result in receiving much less than you deserve for your injuries.

When to Contact a Sacramento Accident Attorney

Right after your accident! Our Sacramento personal injury attorneys can provide the support and guidance you need as you recover from your injuries. We can handle your claim, so you do not have the stress of dealing with an insurance adjuster in addition to dealing with your medical treatment and other details.

For a free consultation with an experienced attorney, call the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000.  Our law firm serves clients in SacramentoFolsomRoseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

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!