Posted on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 2:17 am    

When you are in a traffic-related accident, you call 911 to have the police come to the scene to investigate the crash. The police officer files an accident report based on his or her investigation. However, this report may not include all information related to the crash.  Furthermore, the officer may not have considered everything when he or she made a decision regarding fault.

Because proving fault is essential for recovering damages in a personal injury case, you need an experienced Sacramento attorney to conduct an independent accident investigation as soon as possible. Call (916) 999-9000 to schedule your free appointment when one of our attorneys to discuss your claim in further detail.

Waiting to Contact an Attorney

One of the biggest mistakes a person makes after an accident is waiting to contact an attorney. Part of preparing a case for settlement or trial is identifying and preserving key evidence used to prove fault. To recover money for your claim, you must prove the other driver caused the collision. You need to gather evidence as soon as possible before the evidence is destroyed or lost. Furthermore, you need to obtain statements from eyewitnesses before memories fade as months or years pass.

In some cases, we may need to retain the services of an accident reconstructionist to prove how the collision occurred. It is much more difficult for the expert to reconstruct the collision if too much time has passed and the physical evidence at the accident scene has changed or is not available. Hiring an attorney early in your case increases the chance that you will obtain key evidence to prove fault.

Taking Your Claim Seriously

In addition to investigating the accident to gather evidence, hiring a personal injury attorney can signal to the adjuster that you are taking your claim seriously. Your injury lawyer can handle all matters related to the claim, including the dealing with the adjuster so that you can focus on your health. In addition, the adjuster knows that you are prepared to file a lawsuit and go to court if your claim is not treated in a fair and just manner.

Don’t Let Your Claim Be Denied or Ignored

The insurance adjuster is not working for you — he works for the insurance company. You need someone on your side who has your best interest as his top priority.  Furthermore, you need someone who understands how to investigate your accident and use the laws governing personal injury claims to maximize your chance of recovering full value for your claim.

Don’t wait to contact an attorney to discuss your accident claim. The sooner you retain counsel, the sooner you can focus on your health and family. You also increase your chance of settling your claim quickly and for a higher amount because your attorney can work toward preparing a strong demand for settlement using evidence obtained from his accident investigation.

For a free consultation with one of our lawyers, contact The Tiemann Law Firm by telephone at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.  Our law firm serves clients in SacramentoFolsomRoseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

Client Testimonials

Dawniel Ewing Testimonial
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I have nothing but great things to say about this firm. They have been extremely helpful and professional when dealing with my case. Anytime I needed anything or wanted to be updated they responded immediately. They made me feel like they cared. Highly recommend them!

Michael T. Testimonial
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I sat down and met with Jelena Tiemann about my vehicle accident.I presented all of my documentation to her in which she gave me her assessment.Although the Tiemann Law Firm wont be representing me because my settlement offer was pretty good she was very clear,forward and professional about what she felt could and couldn't be done.I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a helping hand at fighting a case where you don't have to worry about the outcome not going in your favor. Please don't review this business if you received a freebie for writing this review, or if you're connected in any way to the owner or employees.

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...