Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 11:30 pm    

Once you hire a personal injury attorney to handle your injury claim, your attorney handles all aspects of your claim. The attorney and his legal team investigate the accident, identifies the parties liable for damages, gathers evidence, files insurance claims, and negotiates for a settlement on your behalf. Your attorney works diligently to protect your legal rights and best interests. However, there are some things that you can do to help your personal injury attorney build a strong case for full compensation of all damages and losses caused by the automobile accident.

Ways You Can Help Your Personal Injury Attorney

  1. Continue Your Medical Treatment
    It is important for your health and your injury claim that you follow your doctor’s treatment plan. Documenting your injuries is an important element of a personal injury claim. Failing to show up for doctor’s appointments or follow your treatment plan could weaken your personal injury claim.
  2. Don’t Talk to the Insurance Claims Adjuster
    Let your attorney handle all communication with the insurance company. Providing statements to the insurance claims adjuster could also weaken your injury claim. It is best to consult with an attorney before making any written or recorded statements to an insurance company after a car accident.
  3. Keep an Expense Log
    Write down all expenses and financial losses you incur because of the automobile accident. Also, keep receipts of payments and proof of the expense, such as a bill or invoice. Expenses include medical bills, over-the-counter medications, medical supplies, and prescription medications. However, it also includes travel to and from medical appointments, help with household chores, and loss of income. Carefully documenting your expenses increases the chance you can recover compensation for those expenses when you settle your injury claim.
  4. Document Your Recovery
    Keep a journal detailing your recovery, including pictures of your injuries. Your journal should include notes about things you could not do because of your injury, your daily pain level, and how your injuries impacted your ability to care for yourself and your family. You should also include notes about how your injuries affected your relationship with family and friends.
  5. Avoid Using Social Media
    While you are recovering from your accident injuries, it is best to avoid using social media. Social media is not private. What you post online could become part of your personal injury claim. Unfortunately, a jury can misunderstand the meaning behind some posts, especially in the hands of a skilled defense attorney. It is typically best to avoid posting anything on social media while you have a personal injury case pending, including allowing family and friends to post information or pictures of you on their accounts.

Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Case Review

Learn how our legal team can help you fight for the compensation you deserve after being injured in an automobile accident. Contact The Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website to schedule a free consultation with a Sacramento personal injury lawyer.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial
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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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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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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!