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Immigration Status and Car Wreck Claims - St. Louis Attorneys

By Christopher Hoffmann  Apr. 21, 2017 3:37p

Car accidents occur every minute on US roadways leaving people injured and even dead. These accidents cost billions of dollars each year. The victims are often faced with huge medical expenses and repair costs.

When you injured in a car crash caused by another driver, claiming compensation for your losses is your legal right, and you can claim all your expenses resulting from the crash. However, making a claim is not always straightforward.

If you are an undocumented immigrant, where do you start with regards to claiming compensation for injury caused by a car crash that was not your fault? Are you even entitled to put in a claim in the first place?

The good news is the US Constitution states that all persons must be given due process. That means that your immigration status is actually irrelevant in this case. Your immigration status may however be brought up in the case but generally no one can revoke your claim simply because you are an undocumented immigrant.

You are as entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other expenses as anyone else. You will however find it problematic if you are trying to claim loss of earnings. As an undocumented immigrant you don't actually have legally documented work status so you won't be able to prove your loss of earnings. However, seeking compensation for medical bills is well worth doing and could well work out in your favor.

While you are entitled to claim compensation, you may have reservations. You may not want your name to be made public. If you have any doubts as to whether or not you should pursue a claim then speak to and experienced St. Louis car accident attorney. They will give you invaluable and impartial advice as to your best course of action.

Just remember that when it comes to making a claim for compensation for a car wreck, the law is actually on your side. Your case may be complicated and you may need quite a bit of help with it, but it isn't impossible. You could well come out with compensation to cover your medical costs, property damages and emotional trauma. However, since each case is unique, it is in your best interests to speak with a St. Louis injury lawyer. Call (314) 361-4242 for a free case evaluation.

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