Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 8:35 pm    

Fox40 reported on the tragic story of the death of two motorcyclists in Citrus Heights. The DUI accident occurred in the westbound fast lane of Madison Avenue. A 28-year old man was driving the wrong way when he collided with a motorcycle head-on. The driver of the motorcycle and his passenger died from injuries sustained in the collision.

Officers state the driver of the vehicle was charged with DUI and felony manslaughter. The investigation is ongoing as law enforcement officers attempt to determine if “there’s somebody who could have stopped” the driver before this tragic accident occurred.

Filing a DUI Accident Claim

Obviously, the first person responsible in a DUI accident is the drunk driver. If a driver causes a car accident while driving impaired, he or she is responsible for any injuries that result from the accident. However, a DUI accident is not an automatic “win” for the injured victim. To receive compensation for your injuries, you still must prove the driver caused the accident and you were injured.

The fact that the driver was charged with DUI is not sufficient evidence to prove a personal injury claim. A DUI charge is a criminal matter, whereas a personal injury claim is a civil matter. Each matter has different elements under the law to prove the driver is guilty. This is why consulting with an experienced Sacramento car accident attorney is extremely important instead of dealing directly with the insurance company. The insurance adjuster will not explain your rights to you nor will he tell you what must be done in order to protect your legal right to be reimbursed and compensated for your losses.

How Much Do I Pay Up Front For A DUI Accident Attorney?

Our DUI accident attorneys take most accept most car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay any attorney fee’s up front for our attorneys to represent you in your personal injury claim. In fact, if you do not recover compensation for your injuries, you do not owe our firm any attorney fees. We believe each person is entitled to receive experienced, competent legal counsel to protect his or her legal rights. This representation should not depend on a person’s financial situation and his or her ability to pay a retainer fee to hire an attorney.

When you hire our firm, you agree to pay a certain percentage of any recovery to our office as our attorney fee. This allows you to have an attorney to fight for you without worrying about paying an attorney. When we settle your case, we will deduct our attorney fees and costs from the settlement amount prior to disbursing the funds to you.

For more information, contact the Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by chatting with a representative on our website. We offer free case evaluations and free legal consultations to accident victims. Get answers to all of your questions about a personal injury claim before you make any decisions about how to proceed with your case.

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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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

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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!