Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 5:52 pm    

Have you sat in a traffic jam on Sunrise Boulevard or Highway 50 at Hazel Avenue due to a traffic accident?  Does the stop and go traffic on Highway 99 make your commute frustrating? Anyone who lives or works in the Sacramento area knows how quickly traffic can come to a standstill because of a traffic accident. One small fender bender can back traffic up for miles.

While you cannot control what other drivers do while they are on the road, you can control your driving decisions. The following are steps you can take that may help you avoid being in a traffic accident.

  • Always Wear Your Seat Belts – If you cannot avoid an accident, you can reduce your risk of serious injury by simply using your seat belt. Seat belts combined with air bags have been shown to prevent or reduce injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, some people do not obey California seat belt laws when they are in a vehicle. Wearing your seat belt is not just the law — it can save your life.
  • Obey All Traffic Laws – The California Traffic Code was enacted to protect drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bystanders from being injured. Traffic laws are designed to reduce the risk of accidents when drivers obey the laws. For example, speeding and reckless driving are common causes of accidents as is passing in a curve and failing to yield the right of way. By obeying the traffic laws, you reduce your risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident.
  • Avoid Distracted Driving – You cannot stop other drivers from distracted driving; however, you can avoid distracted driving by keeping your focus on the road ahead. Texting, talking on a mobile device, eating, grooming, and any other activity that takes your attention away from driving can result in an accident. In addition to causing an accident, distracted driving can result in you missing the opportunity to avoid an accident because you were not focusing on the road ahead.
  • Find an Alternate Route – If you have to travel at rush hour, avoid the heavily traveled roads if possible to reduce your risk of being involved in a traffic accident.
  • Maintain Your Vehicle – Keep your tires properly inflated, change tires when they are worn, ensure your brakes are functioning properly, change worn windshield wipers, and perform other maintenance to ensure your vehicle is operating at peak performance. A properly maintained vehicle can help you avoid accidents.
  • Purchase Vehicles With Safety Features – When it is time to purchase a new vehicle, look for a vehicle that has several standard safety features such as airbags, stability control systems, antilock brakes, side impact protection, active head restraints, and brake assist systems.

Have You Been Injured in a Sacramento Vehicle Accident?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Sacramento or the surrounding communities, the personal injury attorneys of the Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our accident attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals and families who are suffering because another driver was careless, reckless, or negligent.

Contact us online, call (916) 999-9000, or chat with a representative on our website to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.

Client Testimonials

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.

Dawniel Ewing Testimonial

I have nothing but great things to say about this firm. They have been extremely helpful and professional when dealing with my case. Anytime I needed anything or wanted to be updated they responded immediately. They made me feel like they cared. Highly recommend them!

Michael T. Testimonial

I sat down and met with Jelena Tiemann about my vehicle accident.I presented all of my documentation to her in which she gave me her assessment.Although the Tiemann Law Firm wont be representing me because my settlement offer was pretty good she was very clear,forward and professional about what she felt could and couldn't be done.I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a helping hand at fighting a case where you don't have to worry about the outcome not going in your favor. Please don't review this business if you received a freebie for writing this review, or if you're connected in any way to the owner or employees.

Herb T. Testimonial

The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T. Testimonial

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.

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!

S.B. Testimonial

Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

Lendzey Garcia

I was in a very bad/ major car accident I originally had an attorney who wasn’t trying to help me out much or take any of my calls so I called Tiemann and told them my situation. They made it an AWESOME and Smooth transition over to them and took on both cases I had. I just settled on my big case and am beyond great full. For them and their team! I highly recommend them. To add on to this a little On how much they will work with you, I moved to Montana in the middle of all Of this and it was not an issue!