Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 2:09 am    

Have you been in a car accident? Did a reckless, negligent, or careless driver cause a traffic accident that resulted in your injury? Have you and your family suffered physical, emotional, and financial damages because of a distracted, fatigued, drunk, or speeding driver? If so, we want you to know three very important things about car accident claims in Sacramento.

  1. Contact Your Insurance Company

Even though the collision may not have been your fault, you are still required to contact your insurance company to report the crash. As quickly as possible, call your insurance agent or insurance company to report the accident. Explain what happened to your insurance company without admitting fault. You still need to protect your legal rights and, until you speak with an attorney, you need to protect yourself by not admitting fault. Furthermore, do NOT agree to provide a statement or sign any releases for the insurance company for the other driver until you speak with an attorney.

  1. See a Doctor

As soon as possible, seek medical treatment. If you did not go directly to the hospital after the accident, you should schedule an appointment with your family doctor within a couple of days after the crash. It is important to see your doctor for two reasons. First, you need to make sure that you have not suffered any injuries that you are unaware of right now. Sometimes, an injury may not result in immediate symptoms. You cannot be sure that the minor aches and pains after a crash are “normal” until you see a doctor.

Second, you need to see your doctor to protect your accident claim. An insurance company will look for any reason to deny a claim. If you delay medical care, the insurance company may try to use this fact against you by claiming you lied about the severity of your injury or your injury was not a result of the crash.  If you were truly injured in the crash, you would have sought medical help sooner.

  1. Call Our Office for a Free Appointment

We would like to tell you that every accident claim goes smoothly, but that is not the case. Insurance companies are “for profit” businesses, meaning they are in business to make money. They do not make money by paying claims. Therefore, they hire teams of professionals, including adjusters, attorneys, investigators, and experts, to protect the company’s best interest. You need and deserve a team of legal professionals on your side to protect your best interest. We want to be that team for you. We have the skills, resources, and experience you want in a team of lawyers working on your behalf to get you the money you deserve after a car accident.

Sacramento Car Accident Attorneys Offer Free Consultations

For your free consultation and case evaluation with a Sacramento personal injury attorney, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website.  Our law firm serves clients in SacramentoFolsomRoseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

Client Testimonials

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!

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!