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

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!

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Maye Ly Testimonial

I just saw my lawyer Jelena Tiemann on a t.v ad, which reminded me how much she helped when I was in a desperate situation. I just love her! That is why I feel a need to tell everyone. I had a situation that happened & didn’t know what to do, our where to go. I didn’t even know if she could help me or if any lawyer could. All I wanted was it to go away & was afraid most lawyers wanted to drag it out & possibly go to court. For one she was very professional but was very personable (maybe b.c she’s a lady). She didn’t make me feel embarrassed or self-conscious that I did something wrong or was the cause of the situation. She immediately said we should try our best before going to court. Let me handle some paperwork, if at the last we do go to court we have documents. She gave me all the details, pros and cons but reassured me she deals with these cases all the time. She came through and made it as painless as possible. I now have my life back.

Jennifer Birdseye Testimonial

Tiemann Law Firm helped us with an injury case for my nephew. They were very knowledgeable and we are very happy with the service they provided. The entire staff is topnotch!

Elizabeth Ochoa Testimonial

I chose Tiemann Law Firm to help me after a car accident I was involved in. Throughout the entire process, Moe made sure to keep me updated, he always responded quickly whenever  I had questions about anything. My case won thanks to this law firm and its dedication. My experience with Tiemann Law Firm was amazing! 10/10 recommended.