When another motorist’s negligence causes you injury, you may encounter financial difficulties during recovery. In addition to the emotional trauma often associated with motor vehicle accidents, medical bills, need for time off work and physical pain may intensify one’s suffering. For some New Jersey residents, other issues may complicate their recovery process, such as those who are injured by no fault of their own but are hesitant to pursue personal injury recovery because their immigration paperwork is not in order.
Although state laws vary, it’s often possible for undocumented immigrants to seek compensation for damages they’ve suffered in motor vehicle collisions. You may have more options than you realize. While it’s understandable that such circumstances would cause someone in your situation to feel anxious or worried about the future, it’s also a good idea to rely on immigrant advocates who can point you in the right direction for obtaining the help and restitution you deserve.
Whether you were driving at the time your accident occurred, were a pedestrian or a passenger in another person’s car, it’s crucial to gather evidence and document all pertinent details of the situation. When personal injury claims are filed in court, the plaintiff must provide enough evidence to prove the defendant’s negligence. Evidence must also show that the negligence caused the injuries that were suffered.
Zucker Steinberg & Wixted are an experienced personal injury legal team who also has extensive background in U.S. immigration law. When these two areas intersect, it can be quite helpful to rely on someone who understands the complexities involved. Anyone who has recently suffered injury in a New Jersey car accident who wishes to discuss the claims process as it applies to undocumented immigrants may request a meeting by using the contact form located on our website.