Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 5:44 pm
Most Important! – Seek Medical Attention For Your Injuries
Were you injured in a car accident? The first thing you should do is seek medical attention for any injuries sustained in a car accident. Once you are physically able to, start writing down everything that happened in the car accident. Include anything you observed that may have contributed to the cause of the accident. This is not the time to be critical of your writing, jot down everything you can remember and sort it out later. If it helps, you can draw diagrams, sketches, anything that will help you remember and explain the situation.
Build a Strong Case For Compensation Immediately After the Car Accident
The smartest thing you can do to strengthen your car accident claim is to document everything. And, by everything, we mean every detail. Take pictures of the accident, specifically, the damaged portions of each vehicle. Also, get pictures of the surrounding areas, in case a dangerous condition may have contributed to the crash.
Retain All Medical Bills and Expenses
It is paramount to keep proof of every medical expense if you intend to be reimbursed for that expense as a condition of your car accident settlement or claim. You should also keep receipts for any and all out-of-pocket expenses, again, in order to be reimbursed for money spent.
Documenting your injuries also helps your car accident attorney to prove the seriousness of your injuries. Without documentation, the responsible party may claim that you were never injured at all, and it’s your word against theirs unless you have some concrete evidence. Request a copy of your medical records, or at least request the section of your records that shows the treatment you received for your injuries after the car accident.
Have an Experienced Folsom CA Car Accident Legal Team Fight For Your Rights
We realize that you are dealing with a physically and mentally trying situation after a car accident, and please understand that an experienced Sacramento and Folsom, CA car accident attorney at Tiemann Law Firm will be happy to help you retrieve any documentation you need. We build the strongest case possible for our clients to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, property losses, and pain & suffering.
The Insurance Adjuster is Not On Your Side
Remember, the insurance adjuster is being paid by the insurance company. The insurance company makes its money by collecting premiums, not by paying accidents or injury settlements. It is very common for an insurance company to offer a settlement they are comfortable with, but you may be entitled to more. Studies have shown that people who hire an accident attorney receive consistently larger settlement amounts than people who try to fight the insurance company themselves.
Contact a Sacramento, CA Personal Injury Attorney today to get professional representation!
Free Legal Advice for Sacramento and Folsom CA Accident Victims
Here, at the Tiemann Law Firm, our auto accident lawyers are dedicated to helping you and your family secure the financial help you need and deserve after experiencing a motor vehicle accident. Our Sacramento and Folsom, CA accident attorneys can meet with you free of charge, and if we take your case, we will charge no attorneys’ fees unless and until you receive compensation. When we decide to take your case, that means that our accident attorneys are willing and able to put in the time, the effort, and the resources needed to make your case the success it should be. Clients come to us from not only Sacramento but also Folsom, Citrus Heights, Rocklin and other areas in Northern California and greater Sacramento, California.