Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 at 10:00 am    

Did you know that the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit for an injury resulting from a car accident in California is two years? That means that the clock starts ticking on the day of the accident and if you do not file a claim for an accident injury by the deadline your case will almost certainly be dismissed, and you will lose your chance to recover any compensation for your expenses through the court system. What else is involved when filing a suit and getting the damages you deserve if you’ve been injured in a car accident?

Start with Experienced Counsel

Chances are, if you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle crash you are already dealing with several stressors: pain and discomfort, medical procedures, bill payments, loss of wages, and concern for the future. An expert attorney can help cut through the confusion and assist you in understanding your options and then pursuing the correct course for your case. Some steps your attorney will take include:

  • Determining if all the elements of a lawsuit are present to successfully pursue your case. That involves looking at all the evidence to ascertain whether the other driver was negligent and what factors played in your injuries.
  • Collecting evidence for your case.
  • Calculating the damages you are owed currently and what may be necessary to continue your care and the care of your family and compensate for losses in the future.
  • Informing the at-fault party that the victim intends to recover damages and filing a claim with the court.
  • Negotiating a fair settlement.
  • Representing you at a trial if the case is not settled out of court.

You may also decide to go through the insurance company to recover compensation after a crash and your attorney can help negotiate the terms of your settlement while protecting your rights. Remember, insurance is a business, and the insurance company will be looking to settle for the least amount of money with a minimal amount of hassle. Your attorney will help you file your claim with the insurance company, work with adjusters and get you fair compensation for your injuries.

Navigating the Complex Legal System After a Crash

An attorney can take the guesswork and the stress out of planning the best course of action for your unique case and ensuring that all deadlines and legal protocols are properly followed.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Sacramento or the surrounding areas, including Folsom, Citrus Heights, or Rocklin, contact Tiemann Law Firm today to discuss your legal rights. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

Client Testimonials

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!

Matt H. Testimonial

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.