Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 12:32 am    

A personal injury claim is a demand for monetary compensation for injuries caused by another person or another party’s actions or inactions. Personal injury claims arise from a variety of different situations. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim.

Collisions and crashes involving automobiles, commercial trucks, and motorcycles occur every minute somewhere in the United States. According to the NHTSA, 32,675 people were killed during 2014 in motor vehicle crashes and another 2.3 million people were injured. In California, 3,074 people died in 2014 due to motor vehicle accidents making California the second deadliest state for motor vehicle fatalities (Texas was first).

However, many situations can give rise to a personal injury claim. Examples of other types of personal injury claims:

Personal injury claims can occur for other reasons than these examples. If you have been injured, you should discuss the specifics of the injury with a personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney can evaluate the case to determine if you have a valid personal injury claim. Our law firm offers free legal consultations for personal injury cases; therefore, it does not cost you anything to find out of you have a personal injury claim.

Damages Available for a Personal Injury Claim

The damages you may be entitled to receive will depend on the specific elements of your personal injury claim. Most people file a personal injury claim because they incur substantial expense because of the accident. A personal injury settlement can help pay these bills and reimburse you for your out-of-pocket expenses. Examples of expenses you can receive reimbursement for include:

  • Lost wages
  • Chiropractor visits
  • Medical treatments and diagnostic tests
  • Medications
  • Medical equipment
  • Travel expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Property damage
  • Personal care
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses and bills

In addition to your actual financial losses, you may also be entitled to receive compensation for other damages including but not limited to:

  • Physical pain
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life and/or activities
  • Future medical expenses for ongoing treatment
  • Future lost wages or loss of earning capacity
  • Scarring and/or disfigurement
  • Permanent disability

Being injured in an accident creates a physical, mental, and financial burden for you and for your family. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can alleviate some of these burdens.

You Must Act Quickly

You only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. California’s Statute of Limitations requires that you file your claim before the time expires or you will be unable to collect compensation for your damages and losses.

Contact Tiemann Law Firm today to schedule a free legal consultation. You can contact us online, call our toll free number at (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website. You do not need to bear the financial burden of another person’s negligent acts. You have a legal remedy under California’s personal injury laws.

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!

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

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.

Jennifer Birdseye Testimonial

Tiemann Law Firm helped us with an injury case for my nephew. They were very knowledgeable and we are very happy with the service they provided. The entire staff is topnotch!

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.