Undocumented Immigrants Have Rights When They Are Injured
Accidents can happen to anyone, regardless of their race, gender, religion, or citizenship. People who get into accidents are not always citizens or documented immigrants. All too often, undocumented immigrants are seriously injured in accidents in the United States. Most of these individuals are either unaware that they have a legal right to file a personal injury claim, just like anyone else involved in an accident, or they are afraid to file a claim for fear of jeopardizing themselves. If you are undocumented and you have been injured in an accident, you have the right to file a claim for your injuries and recover damages. You also have the right to recover from your medical bills, pain, and suffering, and any other injuries suffered from your personal injury case.
Representation for Undocumented Immigrants
California law provides certain rights to undocumented immigrants, including the right to file a personal injury claim. This right is especially important for illegal immigrants who are seriously injured as a result of an accident so that they can afford the financial costs of receiving the medical treatment they need in order to recover.
Unfortunately, it is a common misconception that filing a personal injury lawsuit if you are an undocumented immigrant will result in deportation. This is far from the truth. As a matter of fact, in some states, laws have been passed making it unethical for a personal injury attorney to ask the client for their residency status or to threaten criminal or civil action due to their residency status.
To put it simply, one’s legal status does not affect one’s ability to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. If you suffered injuries in an accident that was not your fault, and you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit but are nervous because of your undocumented status, you should consult an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney immediately.
A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You
Even though you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, regardless of your legal status in the country, this does not mean that there won’t be obstacles in your way. Personal injury victims frequently face difficulties as they try to receive the full monetary compensation they deserve for the injuries they sustained. For instance, they may confront hurdles while trying to get compensation for lost wages due to injuries because they do not have a legally documented work status, which can make it hard to prove how much they lost in wages. This is why it is critically important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney, who can fight to make certain that your rights are protected. Your attorney can address your concerns about possible legal action regarding your status in the country when filing a personal injury claim, answer any questions you might have, and guide you through the entire legal process.
If you are an undocumented immigrant and you have been hurt in an accident, call us today at 800-BUT-4-LAW for a free consultation. We’re here to help fight for your rights.