Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 6:10 pm    

Being in a motorcycle accident is a traumatic life event, regardless of the severity of the accident or your injuries. When a negligent driver injures you, you must take steps to protect your right to recover a fair and just settlement for your injuries. Below are six things that can increase your chance of recovering full compensation.

  1. Call the Police.

Call 911 immediately to report your accident and request an officer come to the scene. Regardless of the severity of the accident, you want to have an official written record to document the collision. A police report will provide vital details of the crash, including the officer’s determination of fault. If you don’t have a collision report, you could be left with a “he said, she said” situation.

  1. See the Doctor Immediately.

Don’t put off going to see your doctor. Most motorcycle accidents result in severe injuries and riders are transported directly to the emergency room. If for any reason you don’t go to the emergency room, make an appointment with your family physician the next day. A delay in seeking treatment could be viewed in a negative light. The defense will argue that your injuries are not as severe as you claim or you did not sustain the injuries in the accident. Always follow your doctor’s instructions and keep all appointments. This protects your health and your accident claim.

  1. Refrain from Using Social Media.

Don’t post anything about your accident, injuries, or recovery on social media websites.  If possible, stay off social media until your claim is settled. The defense could obtain your social media accounts and use the information against you. For example, you post pictures of your son’s trip to the beach for his birthday. You may have sat in a chair under the umbrella and did nothing because you were in pain, but the defense will use this to argue you were okay to go to the beach so you should be okay to work.

  1. Don’t Fix Your Motorcycle.

The damage to your motorcycle is convincing evidence of the severity of your injuries. Don’t rust to make repairs to your motorcycle. Discuss the timing with your attorney before taking any action.

  1. Documentation is Crucial.

Document everything in your case from your receipts for over-the-counter medications and doctor bills to paying someone to cut your grass and your lost wages. The more documentation you have supporting your claim for damages the better chance you have of receiving maximum compensation for your claim.

  1. Call Our Office Now.

A crucial step in maximizing your compensation and protecting your right to receive a fair and just settlement for your claim is to hire an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. An attorney will investigate the accident to obtain evidence proving the other driver caused the collision.  He will prepare all legal documents, handle negotiations with the insurance company, and hire experts to substantiate your claim, if necessary. The insurance adjuster is not working for you — he works to protect the insurance company. You need a team of legal professionals working to protect your best interest.

Call a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney Now

Our attorneys want to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We aggressively fight to ensure your best interests are protected throughout the claim process.

Call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website to request your free consultation with one of our attorneys.  Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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Jereme S. Testimonial

No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

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!

Matt H. Testimonial

I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.