Rights of Illegal Immigrants to Bring Personal Injury Lawsuits? Illegal immigrants in New York do not have to worry if they are injured. First of all, City Hospitals are obligated under the law to treat everyone, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay and will not alert INS or send them home. Additionally, the courts of New York are available to injured immigrants and the issue of immigration status cannot legally prohibit the commencement of a lawsuit or cause anyone to be deported. Dansker & Aspromonte encourages all people legal and illegal immigrants alike to contact us if they feel that they have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another individual or entity.
Do I have a case? That depends. There are two distinct parts to a personal injury case: liability (Whose fault was the accident? Was the injured party also at fault?) and damages (the injuries and resulting disability, the plaintiff’s suffering along with economic loss). If you have both a clear liability picture and serious injuries, then you will probably have a case.
How much is my personal injury case worth? Law is not an exact science. Any accident lawyer that tells a prospective client a dollar amount at their initial meeting is both unprofessional and suspect. Evaluation is always complex and includes things like the nature of liability, extent and severity of injuries, economic loss, and insurance coverage. It could take several years before all those factors are clearly determined and an accurate dollar value is arrived at.
Will my accident case settle? Well over 90 percent of all injury cases settle. At Dansker & Aspromonte, we prepare each personal injury case as if it were going to trial. That way, if it does not settle, we are prepared. If it does settle, we will generally get you more money because we have done our due diligence.