Regardless of the political sentiment held against particular groups of people, everyone has rights to receive compensation if they have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. These rights extend to undocumented immigrants to recover the cost of their medical care, lost wages, pain, suffering, and any other out of pocket expenses incurred from a car accident. The Chicago undocumented immigrant accident attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers believe in protecting these rights and fight tirelessly to ensure that all people are treated fairly in the eyes of the law regardless of their national status.
Insurance Companies Routinely Violate Undocumented Immigrants’ Rights
Individuals without U.S. legal status are routinely taken advantage of by corporations that know that undocumented immigrants are less likely to defend their rights. They may fear that standing up for themselves can make them a target for authorities and political groups. Some fear that insurance companies will use their undocumented status to deny benefits to immigrant victims who do not have a social security number. This practice is unethical and unlawful, however, and victims have the right to receive the monetary compensation they are owed and should take legal action against insurance companies that do not follow the law.
If you have been denied an insurance claim for this reason and the accident that caused your injuries was not your fault, you should contact a lawyer right away to ensure that you retain your rights. We can help you stand up to these insurance companies and aggressively recover the financial compensation that every person living in or visiting the United States is guaranteed under the law.
Undocumented Immigrants are Protected by the Courts When Filing Claims
Individuals here without legal status may choose to remain quiet because they do not want to draw attention to themselves. However, by law, every citizen and non-citizen here legally or not is protected by the court when filing legal action for compensation recovery. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are prohibited from searching court documents for information about the legal status of anyone filing a lawsuit. Since this is not common knowledge, many undocumented immigrants who are owed compensation allow their rights to be violated in fear. Their inaction to recover monetary recompense needed to pay for quality healthcare, pain, suffering, lost wages and other related expenses could be financially devastating for their family.
If you have been in an accident, your legal status will never prevent you from receiving compensation for the following.
- The cost of medical treatment, including emergency care and appointments with specialists of your choosing.
- Reimbursement compensation for the cost of medical procedures and rehabilitative therapy.
- Fair compensation to help victims who have suffered from injuries that render them disabled for the rest of their lives.
- The value of pain and suffering.
- Lost job and personal opportunities.
- All wages lost due to the inability to work.
While it can be difficult to prove income when you do not have legal status in the United States, we can assist you in this process and help make your case to a court.
Let Our Experienced Undocumented Immigrants Claims Attorneys Fight on Your Behalf
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers believe that every injured person involved in an accident deserves to be treated fairly and to receive every bit of compensation that the law allows. Our drive for justice to protect victims just like you and our expertise in handling complex cases are the main factors that make us a leading personal injury law firm in the amount of compensation we have obtained for thousands of our clients.
Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our award-winning Chicago undocumented immigrant accident attorneys so that we can gather the information we need to get to the bottom of your claim. During your consultation, our attorneys will inform you of all the legal options available in your case. Our law firm works entirely on contingency, so unless we recover compensation on your behalf, our services will be free of charge. We look forward to serving your needs.