Illegal immigrants have come to this country for a better life. But unfortunately, that is not always the case once they enter. Since they don’t have the proper documents, they are more afraid to the authorities if something happens to them. This can cause a rise in crime, particularly domestic violence cases, and accidents.
But what illegal immigrants should know is there is no risk of deportation if they are injured because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. At the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, we will help any client who has been injured and is in need of legal help, no matter what his/her citizenship is. For more than 26 years, Jersey City personal injury attorney Anthony Carbone has been fighting for the justice for everyone. If you have been injured in New Jersey, you’ll need Anthony Carbone.
Illegal Immigration on the Rise in NJ
A recent report from the Pew Hispanic Center has found that illegal immigrants make up about 6 percent of New Jersey’s population. This makes New Jersey the fifth highest illegal immigrant population state in the U.S., behind New York, Florida, Texas and California. New Jersey is also third state in the U.S. with the largest share of illegal immigrants in the workforce.
But as an illegal immigrant, what rights do you have after the accident? The answer is you have the same rights as any U.S. citizen or legal immigrant. No matter if your illegal or legal, if you get into an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and any future lost wages.
Don’t Fear Deportation!
When your lawyer files the paperwork for your case, the negligent party’s attorney will be advised that you are not a citizen of the U.S. But don’t fear deportation — you cannot be deported because you filed a claim against someone else. There is no valid reason for taking action against someone for immigration concerns. The general objective is to treat the injured person with fairness. You may be threatened by the other party. But if the other party’s lawyer threatens you, this is unethical behavior and you should tell your lawyer immediately.
If you are an illegal immigrant living in Jersey City, Newark, or anywhere in New Jersey and you have had an accident, we can help you. The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling personal injury cases for 26 years. We only get paid when you win your case. Contact us for a free consultation.