Undocumented Immigrants Injured in a Car Crash in Illinois
Car accidents are unfortunately very common, and many drivers will experience more than one crash over the course of their lives. When a person suffers injuries in a vehicle collision that is the fault of another driver, then it is often possible to collect compensation from the other driver. This process can be complicated under the best of circumstances, but if the victim is an undocumented immigrant, there are even more considerations.
While politics make undocumented immigration a controversial issue, the fact of the matter is that even undocumented immigrants are protected by Illinois Personal Injury Laws that hold people liable when they injure another individual through negligent actions. Undocumented immigrants have the right to collect compensation from a negligent party in the event that they suffer injuries. This is important because the costs associated with a car crash can be substantial. Medical bills are costly, workers may miss time at work, and they will suffer pain from the injuries as well.
Sadly, insurance companies have been known to treat undocumented immigrants unfairly. These companies know that undocumented immigrants may be hesitant to take action against a negligent driver because the victim may fear being punished for their immigration status. Our car accident injury attorneys can help immigrants receive fair treatment from the companies.
The law also protects people when they file a legal action for compensation. Law enforcement agencies are not permitted to use court documents to search for information about a person’s immigration status.
Many undocumented immigrantsdonot know their rights and therefore miss the opportunity to collect compensation for their injuries. This can be financially ruinous to an individual or even a family. It is important to acquire legal assistance in collecting compensation after a car crash.
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