Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Unfortunately, people in cities all over the country are injured every day in pedestrian accidents. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident through no fault of your own, you may have the right to be compensated for your injuries by the person or entity who caused you harm. In addition to compensation for pain and suffering, you may also be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and more. The Sacramento personal injury attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm can help.
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, 893 pedestrians were killed on California roadways in 2018. This number represents a 26% increase from only four years prior. In fact, nearly 7,500 pedestrians have died in pedestrian accidents in California between 2009 and 2018.
Sadly, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is almost 25% higher than the national average. No state has more pedestrian deaths on its roadways than California. Additionally, more than 14,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents in California in 2018.
If you sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident, the experienced Sacramento personal injury attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm can help you recover the financial reward you deserve. Our firm has a proven record of successfully representing victims of pedestrian accidents in Northern California. Our dedicated staff of attorneys and professionals will work tirelessly to ensure that you recover the maximum compensation available for your pedestrian accident injury claim or lawsuit.
Don’t let an unexpected accident destroy your life. The team of legal professionals at Tiemann Law Firm is standing by and ready to help. We will explain your rights under the law and protect your rights as well. We believe in providing all of our clients with the individualized attention they deserve.
Call Tiemann Law Firm now to discuss your Sacramento pedestrian accident case. The sooner you can speak to a lawyer after your accident, the stronger your case will be. We can be reached at (916) 999-9000. However, if you prefer, you can also contact us by sending us an email or through online chat. Our initial consultation is free.
Do I Need a Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Attorney?
After a pedestrian accident, some people may think they can handle their personal injury claim themselves. However, this would be a mistake. In order to recover the maximum compensation available to you, you need to hire an experienced Sacramento pedestrian accident attorney.
Insurance companies are driven strictly by numbers. They want to make sure that they pay you the least amount of money possible for the accident caused by their customer. They do not care if you will have to live with the repercussions of the accident for the rest of your life. They only care about their bottom line.
The attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm can help you recover what you are owed under the law. They understand the value of your case and will fight to get you every penny that you are due.
To prevail in your lawsuit, you have to show that your injuries were the fault of the other party. Many times, insurance companies will argue that the accident was your own fault. However, we will work to build a solid case on your behalf so that, at the end of the day, their argument will hold no weight.
An experienced Sacramento pedestrian accident attorney will collect all of the evidence necessary to prove your claim. This evidence may include testimony from witnesses to your accident. It may also include photos of the area where the accident occurred and of the conditions that caused your accident. Evidence may also come in the form of documents such as a police report or statements contained in medical records.
After obtaining all of the necessary evidence, your attorney will then aggressively pursue a fair and reasonable settlement on your behalf. Most cases end in a settlement; however, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, Tiemann Law Firm will be ready to take your case to court for you.
Why Choose Tiemann Law Firm?
The legal team at Tiemann Law Firm has a record of obtaining successful results on behalf of their clients. With decades of legal experience, they are qualified to take on any Sacramento pedestrian accident claim.
Jelena Tiemann, Esq. is one of the firm founders. Jelena was born and raised in Serbia and immigrated to the United States at the age of 17.
Jelena has been practicing law as a licensed attorney for more than ten years. She obtained her undergraduate degree in political science at Sacramento State University and then went on to attend Lincoln Law School in Sacramento. Jelena has been a member of the California State Bar since 2003.
Jelena began her legal career working as a prosecutor with the El Dorado District Attorney’s Office. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, she then focused her career on representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters. She has represented residents of Sacramento who were victims of another person’s negligence in many types of personal injury matters, including pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, truck accidents, and wrongful death cases.
She has secured numerous positive settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients, including an $800,000 settlement in a back-injury case, a $1 million dollar settlement in a fractured hip case, and a $1.8 million dollar settlement in a wrongful death case.
Jelena strongly believes in building a personal relationship with all of her clients. She enjoys getting to know them and learning about the issues they face, so that she can help them to the best of her abilities.
Jelena understands the ins and outs of the insurance companies and how they operate. She is adept at developing strategies that prevent insurance companies from entering into a fair and reasonable settlement for her clients.
Jelena represents clients throughout Northern California, including the greater Sacramento area, Placer County, El Dorado County, Yolo County, San Joaquin County, and San Francisco County. Jelena is also involved in numerous charities, including Hands for Hope, Casa Sacramento, Casa of El Dorado, and Big Brother Big Sister.
Peter Tiemann, Esq. is another firm founder. A native of Sacramento, Peter obtained his undergraduate degree in political science at the University of California, Davis. He then studied international business at Humboldt University, Germany. He received his juris doctor from the University of San Diego, School of Law. Peter also studied business law at the London School of Economics in England and environmental law through Duke University in Indiana.
Peter has been a member of the California Bar since 1998. He is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts throughout California. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, El Dorado County Bar Association, Capitol City Trial Lawyer Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Association for Justice.
Peter has dedicated his entire legal career to helping accident victims, including people injured in pedestrian accidents. Peter is one of Sacramento’s premier personal injury attorneys. He is an extremely skilled negotiator and an aggressive litigator. Peter will fight to make sure that all of his clients receive the maximum compensation available to them in their personal injury case.
If a settlement cannot be reached, Peter is always ready, willing, and able to take his client’s case to trial.
Types of Pedestrian Accident Cases We Handle
Accidents are typically caused by negligence. Negligence is the failure of one party to use the care required under the circumstances presented. That is, negligence occurs when a person fails to act within the boundaries of responsible behavior. In unfortunate situations, one person’s negligence can cause harm, or even death, to a pedestrian.
When a negligent driver strikes a pedestrian in the crosswalk or on a bicycle, the results can be life-altering. The pedestrian will always lose in an accident that involves a motor vehicle.
Some common causes of Sacramento pedestrian accidents include:
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while fatigued
- Texting and driving
- Failing to stop at a stop sign
- Failing to yield
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless driving
In these scenarios, the driver is liable for the pedestrian’s injuries in a court of law.
Furthermore, pedestrian accidents can cause different injuries, depending on the severity of the crash. The attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm have experience with representing clients who have sustained many different injuries in a pedestrian accident, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Subdural hematoma
- Internal bleeding
- Fractured or shattered bones
- Damage to the spine and spinal cord
- Torn or ruptured ligaments and tendons in the shoulders and knees
- Muscle sprains and strains
Of course, the amount of your potential settlement will depend on the full nature and extent of your injuries.
Call the Attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm Now
If you suffered injuries in a Sacramento pedestrian accident due to another party’s negligence, call the attorneys at Tiemann Law Firm to discuss your case. The sooner you can speak to an attorney about the specific circumstances of your case, the better.
We understand that suffering injuries in a pedestrian accident can be devastating, and we want to help. Call us now at (916) 999-9000. You can also contact us by sending us an email, or through online chat. Our initial consultation is always free.