Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 6:25 pm    

When you are injured in a traffic accident, you may not know what to do first. Your first priority should be seeking medical attention. Your health is the most important thing following an accident. However, you must also make it a priority to consult with a Sacramento car accident attorney as soon as you can after the accident. Your time to file a lawsuit to recover compensation is limited; therefore, you don’t want to put off seeking legal counsel.

Our Sacramento accident lawyers want to help you receive the maximum compensation allowable by law in the least amount of time. Call (916) 999-9000 NOW to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case.

Benefits of Settling Out of Court

Each accident claim is unique. Therefore, it is impossible to tell you if your claim will require litigation or if you will be able to settle out of court. Our lawyers always try to settle your claim, if possible, because there are certain advantages to settling claims out of court.

However, our attorneys are highly trained and skilled litigators with experience trying cases in court. Therefore, we will ALWAYS do what is in your best interest. If that requires filing a lawsuit to force the insurance company to negotiate in a fair and just manner, that is what we will do. If it is in your best interest to settle out of court, we will do that too. Your best interest is always the guiding factor in all cases.

If your case can be settled out of court, some advantages to avoiding litigation include:

  • Protecting Your Privacy —Settling out of court avoids the necessity of a trial. Any person can attend a trial; therefore, your personal matters are aired out in front of strangers. Settling out of court allows you to retain more privacy.
  • Avoid Stress — A trial can be very stressful. The attorney for the other driver will try to discredit your testimony in front of the jury. Attending the trial each day and wondering what the jury is thinking can also be stressful. Settling your case before a trial can avoid the stress of a trial.
  • Faster Resolution — When you file a lawsuit, it can take more than a year to go to trial depending on your case and the court’s schedule. By agreeing to settle without going to trial, you can decrease the time it takes to receive money for your damages.
  • Less Costly — Avoiding a prolonged court battle can also be less costly. You don’t have the court fees, deposition costs, expert witness fees, and other costs that may be incurred if you file a lawsuit.

Of course, there are advantages to going to court. You may receive more money by taking your case to trial, but that is never guaranteed. The outcome of a trial cannot be predicted with 100 percent accuracy. An experienced attorney will weigh the options based on his considerable experience and give you the pros and cons of each option. After disclosing all options, you can decide the path you want to take based on your attorney’s recommendation.

Call a Sacramento Accident Attorney for Help

If you are ready to meet with an attorney, call our office to schedule your free consultation.

Call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website to request your free appointment.  Our law firm assists clients in the greater Sacramento area including the cities of  Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, and El Dorado Hills.

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!

Star Fire Testimonial

It is hard to put into words the care and dedication that I received from the Tiemann’s. They have been here for me every step of the way and were always available when I had questions or concerns. My husband and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for us and our family. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and time you have put into my case, we greatly appreciate it and your friendship. We highly recommend this firm and will always be thankful for everything they have done. Thank you so much again, Kim

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.