Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 5:49 pm    

Some car accidents involve only property damages. However, what happens when you are involved in a car accident with injuries? Do you do anything different other than going to the doctor? Do you need to contact a California car accident attorney because you were injured in an automobile accident? At The Tiemann Law Firm, our legal team is here to answer your questions after a car accident. We explain your legal rights and the steps you need to take to protect your rights during a free consultation.

What Should You Do After a Car Accident with Injuries?

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may or may not have been able to control what happened immediately after the accident. The steps below for a car accident with injuries assumes that you were conscious and able to move or at least converse with witnesses and others. If you were seriously injured, now is the time to contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss the steps you should take now to protect your right to full compensation for your injuries and damages.

Some key things to remember after a car accident with injuries are:

  • Call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance. It is best to be checked by emergency responders and go to the hospital for immediate treatment if you sustained any serious injuries or you are unsure whether you are injured.
  • During the confusion after the wreck, you are likely to speak to several people, including the police officers and emergency responders. Answer questions and tell what happened, but be careful never to admit fault. Do not say phrases such as “I’m sorry” or “I didn’t mean to” when you are describing what occurred. You are likely dazed and confused after an accident. You cannot know for sure whether you have any liability for the cause of the crash until the accident is investigated fully, and you speak with a car accident attorney near you.
  • While you wait for the police to arrive, you can gather some evidence from the accident scene that can be useful. If you cannot move, you may want to ask a passenger or bystander for assistance. Ask someone to take a video or pictures of the accident scene with your phone. Also, try to obtain the names and contact information for eyewitnesses and bystanders.
  • As soon as you are home resting, contact our office for a free consultation with a California car accident attorney. A car accident with injuries can result in significant financial losses, in addition to your physical injuries and emotional suffering. You are entitled to receive compensation for your damages and losses when another driver is at fault for the cause of the crash. However, insurance companies can make the claims process difficult. Consulting with an attorney as soon as possible ensures that you understand your rights and know what you need to do to protect those rights.

Contact a California Car Accident Attorney for Help

If you are injured in a traffic accident, we want to help. The personal injury lawyers of The Tiemann Law Firm represent clients in Sacramento and throughout the surrounding areas. Call (916) 999-9000 to schedule your free consultation today.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial
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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
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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.

S.B. Testimonial
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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...

Jereme S. Testimonial
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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
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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!