Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 at 1:29 am    

Hit and run accidents are becoming more of a problem in California and throughout the United States. The reasons why a driver would leave the scene of a California hit and run accident vary; however, the damage and destruction are the same — you are injured and you suffered losses without anyone to sue for the damages.

According to a Los Angeles councilman, Los Angeles is the “hit and run capital” of the nation. In order to fight the hit and run accident battle, Los Angeles City Council enacted legislation that provides for a mass notification system and a cash reward to help identify, locate, and apprehend hit and run drivers. Some state legislators have aggressively supported a state law that would use our electronic sign system to track down alleged hit and run drivers.

Even though California Hit and Run Laws require a driver who hits another vehicle stop to find the owner and/or provide aid to an injured party, many drivers do not obey this law. The result is a criminal charge under the California Vehicle Code; however, the injured victim can also file a civil action against the hit and run driver to recover damages.

Hit and run accidents can result in traumatic injuries that can change the lives of the victim and his or her family forever. You need a Sacramento hit and run accident attorney with experience, knowledge, and skill to represent you in a hit and run accident claim. Even if the police are unable to identify and locate the driver who caused the accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation under California Uninsured Motorist Coverage.

Do not assume that you will receive the compensation you deserve if you are dealing with you own insurance company. Contact the California hit and run accident attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm. We understand California hit and run laws as well as California’s Uninsured Motorist laws. We also have experience handling insurance bad faith litigation and bad faith claims denial. We can protect your right to receive the compensation you deserve regardless of whether we are dealing with the hit and run driver’s insurance company, suing the hit and run driver, or negotiating with your insurance company to pay the claim.

Steps to Take After a California Hit and Run Accident

If you have been injured in a hit and run accident or you have lost a loved one in a hit and run accident you need a skilled personal injury attorney with extensive experience handling hit and run cases and wrongful death lawsuits. Some of the important steps you should take after a California hit and run accident include:

  • Seek medical attention immediately – your health is your top priority.
  • Contact the police immediately and obtain a copy of the written police report.
  • Obtain the names and contact information for any eyewitnesses to the accident.
  • Photograph the accident scene if possible.
  • Keep copies of all medical records and other records related to the accident and your medical treatment.
  • Notify your insurance company and request confirmation of your insurance coverage.
  • Do not provide a written or recorded statement or sign any releases, even for your own insurance company, without first consulting an attorney.
  • Contact the California hit and run accident lawyers of the Tiemann Law Firm as soon as possible for a free consultation.

Free Consultations with an Experienced California Hit and Run Accident Attorney

The personal injury and wrongful death attorneys of the Tiemann Law Firm are here to help you and to help your family during this very stressful and difficult time. Choosing a California hit and run accident attorney is very important because these types of accident claims are complex and they are not easy to handle. Trust the experienced attorneys of the Tiemann Law Firm to fight for your right to a fair and just settlement for your damages.

Contact our office by using our online contact form, call our toll free number at (916) 999-9000, or chat with a representative on our website.

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

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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.

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Maye Ly Testimonial

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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.

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