Immigrants, Regardless of Their Status, Have the Right to Obtain Compensation in Personal Injury Lawsuits in New York
Over the years, I have consulted with more than one thousand individuals who have been injured as a result of negligence. Since I work at a law firm that also handles immigration matters, I have been asked countless times by my clients, “Does it matter that I am an immigrant?” The answer is no. Period.
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from. If you are injured as a result of someone’s negligence you are permitted to receive money damages for your injuries, medical bills and time lost from work.
Immigrants, documented or not, are permitted to access the courts at least here in New York State.