TOP 5 QUESTIONS ASKED AFTER A VEHICLE CRASH IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA
Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 4:15 pm
After a motor vehicle crash, what you do now can affect your legal rights and your rights to compensation for damages.
Listed below are the top 5 questions people have after a car accident.
1. Who pays for the damage to my vehicle?
If the crash was caused by the fault of the other driver, generally, the other driver’s insurance company will be responsible for paying for the damage to your vehicle.
2. Who pays for my medical bills?
If you are not at fault you will be able to seek compensation from the at-fault driver for your medical expenses. If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage you will also be able to take care of your own medical expenses, including time missed from work and hospital expenses. You can visit the CA DMV website to learn more about auto insurance requirements.
3. What if I am hurt, but I cannot afford to pay for medical treatment?
If you were hurt as a result of a car accident, it is very important for you to go to the emergency room or your family doctor immediately. This provides for documentation of your injuries and it prevents the insurance company from saying that you were not hurt. If necessary, we can recommend doctors to you who will agree to see and treat you and wait to get paid after your case is settled. An experienced Sacramento and Folsom, CA car accident attorney at Tiemann Law Firm can help you get the care you need.
4. What if the other driver does not have insurance?
If you have insurance, but the other driver does not, then we may be able to proceed with your claim against your insurance company. This is called uninsured motorist coverage. Remember, your insurance company, like the other driver’s insurance company, will want to pay you as little as possible.
5. What if I cannot afford to pay for attorney fees?
Don’t worry. Our fee is a percentage of the settlement that you eventually receive. There will be NO money taken out of your pocket and no retainer fees. WE GET PAID ONLY IF YOU GET PAID.
If you cannot come to our offices, we will come to you in your home, in the hospital, or any other place you would prefer to meet. We are dedicated to provide you the personal attention you deserve because you are entitled to justice. 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.