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.

Client Testimonials

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.

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

Lendzey Garcia

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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.