An Undocumented Immigrant’s Right to File an Injury Lawsuit in California
Immigrants, including those who are undocumented, work in some of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. They risk their lives working at construction sites, in mines, demolition projects, doing carpentry, bricklaying and ironworking. These jobs possess serious dangers and have no regard for whether the victim resides in the country legally or not.
If you or a family member are undocumented and have suffered serious personal injuries in an accident, you have the right to file a personal injury claim and may be entitled to compensation. You should consult an experienced Irvine personal injury attorney to protect your legal rights.
Representation for Injured Victims
Under California law, undocumented immigrants have certain rights, including filing a personal injury claim. This right is especially important for illegal immigrants who have suffered serious injuries resulting in extreme pain and suffering.
There is a common misconception that filing an injury lawsuit will result in deportation. This is far from the truth. In fact, in some states it is even unethical for a lawyer to ask the residency status of the victim, let alone threaten criminal or civil action based on their status.
The bottom line is, the fact that you may be illegally residing in the country may not bearing on your ability to bring an injury lawsuit against the party who caused you harm. 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 Irvine personal injury attorney right away.
If you or a loved one is undocumented and has been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another individual, you may have the right to make a personal injury claim under the law.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced Irvine personal injury attorney, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at toll free at 888.848.5084.