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Can Immigration Status Affect Your Personal Injury Claim?

When an individual is a recent immigrant to the United States, we understand that they may have some questions about immigration status and how it affects their legal rights. In the past, I’ve had clients come into my office worried about their immigration status as it relates to their personal injury claim. In the state of Florida and in the United States as a whole, you can make a personal injury claim regardless of your immigration status. That means that if another individual or company is responsible for your injury, they can be held accountable. However, there are some limitations that may apply depending on your immigration status. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at how immigration status can affect your personal injury claim.

Effect of Immigration Status on Personal Injury Claim 

You might be wondering whether a non-us citizen has a right to bring a personal injury claim in the United States. The answer is very simple, yes. Just because you are not a U.S. citizen, or a legal permanent resident does not mean you cannot bring a claim. If you are in the United States illegally, undocumented, or if you’re just here on vacation and you’re injured, you have a right to bring a personal injury claim. Oftentimes, we have clients who are very hesitant because they are concerned that just because they’re not U.S. citizens, they don’t have the right to bring a claim. Again, that is false. We have represented hundreds of clients in the past with their injury claims including slip and fall claims, trip and fall claims, car accidents, etc. A similar question that comes across my desk is whether persons who are here on vacation and are injured can also bring a claim even if they do not reside in the United States. Again, the answer is yes. However, there are some steps you can take to protect your legal rights. For example, if you are injured, it is important for you to seek medical treatment immediately. Whether that means going to the emergency room or having a surgery if necessary. Documentation is key because that is the only way that we can show that you were in fact injured and that there are bills associated with that treatment. 

Speak with a Miami Car Accident Lawyer Today! 

At Suarez & Montero, our team of accident attorneys in Miami will work with you every step of the way, offering the expert legal guidance you need to win your lawsuit. We will take care of all legal matters that relate to your claim and develop the best legal strategy for your individual case to ensure the successful recovery of your damages. This includes determining the economic and non-economic compensation you’re entitled to, identifying who should be held liable for your injuries and damages. We will not rest until we have developed and presented the most persuasive argument possible, and ensure you receive fair and just compensation for your damages. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against any responsible parties. Depending on the situation, the driver, owner, or manufacturer could be liable. Our legal team of Miami car accident lawyers have decades of experience handling car accident cases. With an extensive understanding of the laws involved, we can make sure you’re fully compensated for any medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages you may have experienced. Unlike other firms that handle cases in other areas of law in addition to their personal injury section, our firm is 100% dedicated to helping victims in personal injury cases and has been doing so for over 20 years. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, contact us today for a free consultation. 

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