Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 at 9:59 am    

When involved in a car accident, the aftermath can be confusing and overwhelming. One of the most critical decisions you’ll face is whether to hire legal representation. Unfortunately, many myths surround this decision, potentially leading to misconceptions and mistakes. Below, Tiemann Law Firm uncovers the facts about hiring an attorney after a car accident in Sacramento.

Myth 1: My Insurance Company Will Handle Everything

Fact: Insurance companies aim to minimize payouts.

While it’s true that insurance companies are supposed to handle your claims, their primary goal is to minimize the amount they pay out. Insurance adjusters may offer settlements that are far lower than what you deserve, so experienced attorneys can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf so you receive fair compensation.

Myth 2: I Don’t Need a Lawyer for a Minor Accident

Fact: Even minor accidents can have complex legal implications.

Injuries may not be immediately apparent, and damage to your vehicle could be more extensive than initially thought. An attorney can help assess the full extent of your damages and protect your rights.

Myth 3: I Can Handle the Claim Myself Using Online Resources

Fact: Legal expertise is crucial for navigating complex cases.

The internet is a valuable resource, but it cannot replace professional legal expertise. Each car accident has its own unique set of circumstances. An attorney brings experience, knowledge of the law, and the ability to build a strong case, which can significantly improve your chances of a favorable outcome.

Myth 4: If I’m Not at Fault, I Don’t Need a Lawyer

Fact: Fault can be contested, and having legal representation is crucial.

Even if you believe the other driver is clearly at fault, their insurance company may contest this to reduce their liability. An attorney can gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a robust case to prove the other party’s fault in your defense.

Myths and Facts About Hiring Legal Representation After a Car Accident

Contact Tiemann Law Firm

If you find yourself trying to navigate the complications that arise post-accident, consult with an experienced lawyer to explore your options and ensure you receive fair compensation. The personal injury attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm are here for you. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and need guidance and support, contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial

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

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

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

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

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!