Car accidents involving undocumented immigrants can lead to serious complications. Sometimes, you may need the services of a personal injury attorney so you can have a shot at receiving fair compensation.
The following are some ways that an attorney can help.
Proving Fault or Negligence
Many states of the U.S. require you to prove that the at-fault driver caused the car accident before you can receive compensation. The definition and extent of fault which attracts compensation will depend on the negligence laws in such states.
Proving negligence may sound easy, but it isn’t. To prove that someone was at fault for a car accident, attorneys must examine a tremendous amount of evidence, including police reports, pictures, videos, and witness statements.
With this relevant information, an attorney can build a personal injury claim to prosecute the driver and recover damages for the injured victims.
Managing Insurance Claims
Many undocumented immigrants are insolvent, meaning they don’t have enough assets to compensate the other driver for their injuries. If that happens, you can only seek compensation through your own insurance company.
Insurance companies are profit driven. They might deny your claim if an undocumented immigrant caused your car accident. Some may argue that the immigrant driver was not at fault.
Sometimes, your insurance company may tell you that your insurance policy does not cover such issues. Hence, it might be wise to consult an attorney after an incident so you can have someone experienced in your corner to fight for your rights.