Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 11:53 pm    

What Does Personal Injury Law Cover in California?

Personal injury laws provide a way for injury and accident victims to seek compensation for damages related to bodily harm caused by another party. The claim can arise from negligence, reckless, intentional, or careless actions of another person, company, or government entity. Examples of personal injury claims include:

What Types of Damages Can I Claim in A Personal Injury Case?

Damages in a personal injury claim fall into two categories — economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are your out-of-pocket financial damages including medical bills, lost wages, and property damages. Economic damages can also include compensation for future medical expenses and future lost wages.

Non-economic damages are also referred to as “pain and suffering.”  Damages included in this category include physical pain, disability, scarring, psychological harm, disfigurement, emotional stress, and loss of enjoyment of life. Because non-economic damages are difficult to calculate and prove, hiring and experienced Sacramento accident attorney can help you receive full compensation for your damages.

Are There Time Limits for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Yes, California’s statutes of limitations provide deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits. If you fail to file your lawsuit before the deadline expires, you are barred from seeking compensation for your injuries. If another person has injured you, contact our office as soon as possible to discuss your case with a Sacramento personal injury attorney.

What is a Contingency Fee?

We understand that you may be struggling financially after being injured in an accident. Therefore, we accept most cases on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee means that you do not pay any attorney fees unless we win your case. Our fees are a percentage of the amount you receive for your personal injury claim.  We use contingency fees because we believe that every accident victim deserves to have experienced, skilled, and competent legal representation regardless of his or her financial situation.

How Long Does a Personal Injury Claim Take to Settle?

Every case is different; therefore, your case may take longer to settle than some other cases but not quite as long as other cases. One of the most important factors in determining how long a personal injury claim takes to settle is the type and severity of your injuries. You don’t want to settle your claim until you have recovered fully or you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI).

If you settle your case before you recover fully, you may not receive full compensation for your claim because you do not know the full extent of your injuries. For example, if you settle your case and then discover you need surgery and physical therapy, you are liable for paying for treatment because you already settled your claim. Our attorneys work diligently to settle your case as quickly as possible but not before we know the full extent of your injuries and damages.

Call for A Free Appointment with A Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney

We understand you have many questions regarding your accident claim. Our Sacramento personal injury attorneys offer free legal consultations and no-obligation case evaluations so that you can get answers to all your questions about personal injury law.

Call the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website to schedule your free consultation.

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.

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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!