Car Accident

Nov 27 2023

Tis the Season for Distracted Driving

Three primary types of distractions can result in car accidents: visual, manual, and cognitive. Although distracted driving is a huge problem on our roads any time of year, the holiday season sees an increase in all three of these areas, resulting in an elevated risk for distracted driving crashes. From parking lot fender benders to high-speed highway collisions, no one wants any accident during the holidays. Below are some examples of each type of distraction: Visual—This is anything that draws a driver’s eyes to something...

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Truck Accident

Nov 21 2023

7 Steps An Attorney Will Take Investigating Your Truck Accident

If you're the victim of a truck accident, you have most likely suffered serious injuries as well as emotional trauma as a result. Doctor’s appointments and therapies, mounting medical bills, and loss of wages due to an inability to work can create overwhelming stress. An experienced lawyer will take on every aspect of your case, including conducting an independent investigation into the causes of the accident. This can include the following steps: Filing a spoliation letter to preserve all evidence of the accident. This document...

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Car Accident

Nov 16 2023

Holiday Driving Dangers

The Thanksgiving holiday sees some of the highest numbers of drivers on the road each year. The sheer volume increase and the time crunch as drivers race to reach their destination on time for Turkey means an increased likelihood of car accidents.  Risks on the Road Many accidents can be avoided through vigilance and evasive maneuvers. Some “accidents waiting to happen” to steer clear of include: Drowsy drivers—it’s common for drivers who have a long way to go to start early in the day or...

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Pedestrian Accident

Nov 6 2023

Daylight Savings Time Increases Risk for Pedestrians

If you're a walker, the end of daylight savings time is not necessarily good news for you. Here in Sacramento, sunset is officially just before 5 p.m., and studies show that dusk is when the most significant number of pedestrian accidents occur. This can put a crimp in your healthy habit of taking a walk after work. Protecting Walkers It’s the responsibility of drivers to be aware of their surroundings and vigilant in watching for pedestrians. As a walker, there are a few ways you...

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DUI Causing Injury

Oct 31 2023

Help for Victims of DUI Crashes

If you’ve been involved in a car accident that was caused by a driver who was drunk or under the influence of drugs, you may be facing an overwhelming set of challenges. Recovering from your injuries, dealing with damaged property, and maybe even a lost or impaired ability to work coupled with emotional trauma can leave a victim feeling helpless. Even seeing a drunk driver go to jail may bring little comfort and practical aid to your situation. At Tiemann, we want you to know...

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Bicycle Accident

Oct 24 2023

Why Do Bicycle Accidents Occur?

If you are a bicycle enthusiast, you probably take all the appropriate safety measures you can: Wearing protective gear, making sure your bike is in good repair, and following the rules of the road. And yet, bicycle accidents happen. California has been listed as the 10th most dangerous state in the U.S. for bicyclists.  Most Common Types of Crashes Although it’s true that there are more cyclists on California roads today, it’s also true that more motorists are driving distracted than ever before. Ultimately, drivers...

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Brain Injuries

Oct 17 2023

Getting Compensation for a Brain Injury

If you or a family member have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) you may be in shock and feeling overwhelmed by how much your life appears to be changing. Brain injuries can occur in car, truck, bicycle or even pedestrian accidents. Because your brain controls every thought and action of your body they have a wide range of potential consequences. Areas of impairment can include cognitive, emotional and physical. Some examples of problems caused by a TBI are: Memory loss Difficulty communicating Mood swings...

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Car Accident

Oct 13 2023

National Teen Driver Safety Week

In October, we recognize National Teen Driver Safety Week. Consider these sobering statistics: Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens ages 15-18 in the United States. In 2021, 2,608 people were killed in crashes involving teen vehicle drivers, of which 861 of the deaths were the teen driver. Changing the Numbers Several factors put teens at risk for motor vehicle accidents. These include: Lack of experience Not using seatbelts Speeding Alcohol and Drug use Distraction Late-night driving Fortunately, the state of...

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Truck Accident

Oct 5 2023

4 Things Not to Say to a Truck Driver After an Accident

One of the scariest kinds of accidents you can have on the road involves a car and a truck. If you’re driving the car and suddenly in a crash with an 80,000-pound truck, you will be shaken up and maybe even in shock. In most car/truck accidents, the car drivers are severely injured. If you and the truck driver are both fortunate enough, however, to be able to walk out of your vehicle, it’s important that you limit your exchange with the truck driver to...

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Sep 28 2023

Understanding Economic and Non-Economic Damages

At Tiemann Law Firm, we assist those who have suffered personal injury by helping them understand their rights and determine the best course of action to successfully attain the damages they are entitled to. An area that may confuse our clients is the damages they can claim. California is one of the few states that has not put a cap or limit on the amount of damages a victim can be awarded for "pain and suffering." These are considered "non-economic" damages. Below is an explanation...

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