Collisions with large vehicles can be stressful, confusing, and devastating, particularly when they involve an emergency vehicle. Each year, emergency vehicles cause hundreds of injuries and deaths. If you have been injured in an accident with an emergency vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
The Sacramento truck accident lawyers of Tiemann Law Firm have been representing victims of emergency vehicle accidents for over ten years. With our team of attorneys on your side, you can trust that your case is in dependable, qualified hands.
If you’re ready to begin the journey of pursuing compensation for injuries you sustained in an accident with an emergency vehicle, call Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 today. You’ll get a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys and learn how we can help you obtain the compensation you need to get through this challenging time. Don’t let anything stand between you and the justice you deserve. Give us a call today.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Managing an emergency vehicle accident claim on your own can be a difficult process. In addition to worrying about the growing pile of medical bills and the possibility of time off work to heal your injuries, you probably don’t want to be worried about how to file an insurance claim at the same time. The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. With the help of Tiemann Law Firm, you can leave the hard work to our top-rated team of attorneys. We’re committed to fighting for justice for you so that you can focus on getting back on your feet.
Because accidents involving emergency vehicles often bring up questions of commercial regulations and local law, they can be tricky to navigate. At Tiemann Law Firm, our attorneys are well-acquainted with the rules and laws surrounding these collisions. We’re more than prepared to provide you with legal counsel as we work to build your emergency vehicle accident case.
At Tiemann Law Firm, we’re dedicated to providing our clients with high-quality legal care. One of the ways we show that commitment is by handling all communication on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys manage all the discussions with the insurance company, other lawyers, and any other parties involved so that you can avoid accidental self-incrimination as we build your case.
Why Choose Tiemann Law Firm?
For over ten years, Tiemann Law Firm has been representing clients’ rights in the Greater Sacramento area. We’ve received recognition for our work on both national and local levels. Avvo Lawyer Ratings gave us a 5.0 rating for our personal injury work, and we’ve also been ranked among the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers.
Jelena Tiemann, one of our leading personal injury attorneys, began her legal practice with the hopes of providing high-quality legal counsel to victims of vehicle accidents. Ms. Tiemann recently reached a $1.25 million settlement for a pedestrian involved in a vehicle accident, as well as a $10.9 million settlement for a trucking accident case. Ms. Tiemann’s dedication to the victims of such accidents has led to her tremendous success in personal injury law and has helped establish the trust and excellence that has come to be associated with Tiemann Law Firm.
Another one of our leading personal injury attorneys, Peter B. Tiemann, has had similar success in the field of personal injury law. He recently secured a $10.7 million settlement for a trucking accident case, along with a $1.3 million settlement for a motorcycle accident case. His work ranges from wrongful death cases to premises liability and vehicle accident cases. Mr. Tiemann’s fight for justice for the many clients he’s served projects the strength and dedication Tiemann Law Firm is known for.
Our firm promises the same attention to detail and hard work to every client we serve, regardless of their financial circumstances. Because of this, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that no client is charged a fee for the legal services we render until we have reached a favorable outcome for their case. An agreed-upon contingency fee is then subtracted from their overall settlement. Because our clients don’t pay any money upfront, they can focus on their health and families while we help them pursue the justice and compensation they deserve.
Types of Emergency Vehicle Accident Cases
According to the National Safety Council, emergency vehicle collisions caused 170 fatalities in the US in 2019. While most of these collisions involved police vehicles (67%), 19% were ambulance collisions, and 14% were fire trucks. Because emergency vehicle collisions do not always involve the same type of vehicle, they cause a wide range of accident types. These accidents include:
- Rollover accidents
- T-Bone collisions
- Collisions with stationary objects (parked cars, signs, guard rail, etc.)
- Pedestrian collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Sideswipe collisions
These accidents can be very serious, causing severe injury and death in some cases. If you’ve been involved in an accident with an emergency vehicle, one of our personal injury attorneys is prepared to provide you with exceptional legal counsel as you pursue compensation.
Types of Injuries
With a wide range of accidents comes a wide range of injuries. Roughly 35% of emergency vehicle collisions produce one or more injuries to those involved. Examples of these injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Internal organ injuries
- Head Trauma
- Neck Trauma
Our personal injury attorneys have been representing victims of emergency vehicle accidents for over ten years, winning trials and reaching impressive settlements on behalf of our clients. To determine an approximate amount of compensation you may be entitled to based on your injuries and other losses, discuss your circumstance with one of our attorneys today.
Compensation and Liability
If you are pursuing compensation in your emergency vehicle accident claim, there are several important factors to consider. Compensation for economic damages covers the cost of property damages, medical bills, and lost wages/income. Compensation for non-economic damages covers intangible costs, including emotional trauma, loss of mobility, loss of companionship, and disability/disfigurement as a result of an accident.
Liability is determined by investigating who was responsible for the accident in the first place. But in California, using comparative negligence, fault can be spread among the liable parties. For most purposes, negligence is defined as how careless, reckless, or thoughtless a person’s behavior is at the time of an accident.
In California, the liable party is responsible for the injured party’s damages. California is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that if you share some of the fault for the crash, you’ll be responsible for that same share of the other party’s losses. Our attorneys can help you consider your circumstance and give you the best estimate regarding what type of compensation you can expect.
Statute of Limitations
In order for your case to receive the attention it deserves in court, you will need to observe the statute of limitations. In California, the statute of limitations for vehicle accidents is two years, meaning you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Courts can easily dismiss cases that are submitted after this deadline. If that happens, you will likely lose your right to pursue compensation in court.
Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Vehicle Accidents
Our team of personal injury attorneys is ready to guide you through the process of seeking the justice you deserve. In our years of serving clients in these kinds of situations, we hear a lot of the same questions. We’ve answered some of the most common ones for you here.
Every accident is different, of course. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to recover will depend on the facts of your accident and injuries. If you have more severe injuries, your medical costs will be higher, and likely, so will the amount of your compensation. If you have minimal injuries that don’t require much care, no property damage as a result of the accident, and no time off work was required, you likely will have a much smaller amount of compensation. Our attorneys are skilled at evaluating and assessing accidents and injuries of this type. When you call Tiemann Law Firm for your free consultation, you can discuss the value of your claim with us.
Tiemann Law Firm works to provide affordable, exceptional legal counsel to any client who needs it. We show this commitment by working on a contingency fee basis. No client pays any money upfront when they work with us. You won’t be charged for any legal services Tiemann Law Firm renders until we obtain a settlement or award for you. Once we do, we’ll take an agreed-upon percentage of your compensation as our fee for our legal counsel.
Call Tiemann Law Firm Today
If you or someone you love has been the victim of an emergency vehicle accident, you don’t have to go through this challenging time alone. Don’t allow the strain of medical bills and property damage keep you from pursuing the compensation to which you’re entitled. Call Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and take the first step towards seeking justice and the money you need to heal from your accident.