Jeff S. Korek, senior trial partner at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. was invited to attend “An Evening with Bill Gates” on June 27, 2018. The event was part of the National Library of Congress * series of lectures. Mr. Korek and his wife Jolie joined Congressman Vicente Gonzalez at the Library of Congress dialogue with Bill Gates. They discussed the controversial issues concerning the US southern border and immigration.
This was not the first time Mr. Korek has pursued immigration rights in the U.S. Jeff is active in discussing and meeting with Congressmen and others who are active in the border wall and immigration battle. Mr. Korek, and the rest of the team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., continue to fight for the rights of immigrants who often unaware that they have most of the same legal protections as Americans when it comes to pursuing their rights when injured as a result of the wrongdoing of others
The Illegal Immigrant’s Right to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Most undocumented immigrants have the misconception that they do not have the right to file a personal injury claim after getting seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else. This is not true.
Any individual, regardless of their immigration status, who is injured in an accident generally has the legal right to file a personal injury claim. This is especially true in cases where the injuries result in serious or even fatal injuries to the victim.
Undocumented residents like other documented immigrants and U.S. citizens, have the right to file a personal injury claim for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental trauma
- Any other expenses that is are related to the accident
The Fear of Filing Suit
In some cases, even if the undocumented resident is aware of their right to file a personal injury lawsuit, they may still not do so because of the fear of being “outed” as an “illegal “ and risking deportation .
This may be a valid concern and should be addressed with an experienced injury attorney. But it must be clarified that it is the right of injured accident victims to file personal injury claim if they have been harmed by another party’s negligence or recklessness. The ultimate decision will be theirs to make. However, at least they should know that they have an option.
Call a New York Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you or a loved one is an undocumented immigrant and have suffered injuries in an accident that was caused by the reckless actions of another party, you may have a valid personal injury claim and be entitled to monetary compensation regardless of your immigration status.
For more information or to consult with one of our experienced New York injury accident attorneys, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.