Explore the rights of immigrants and personal injury compensation in California

Immigrants’ Rights and Personal Injury Compensation in California

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

them in case of injuries caused by the negligence of a third party. These rights include seeking economic compensation for the damages incurred, as in any other personal injury case.
We will now explore what rights exist in these types of cases:

Medical Care

After an accident, the top priority is to seek medical attention. Hospitals and healthcare centers in California must provide emergency care regardless of the patient’s immigration status.

Legal Claim

California’s personal injury law does not discriminate based on immigration status. It enables the pursuit of compensation for all expenses and economic losses related to the accident, such as past and future medical expenses and loss of income. Non-quantifiable damages, such as pain and suffering, can also be monetized.

Confidentiality and Privacy in the Legal Process

The claims process respects individuals’ privacy, and immigration status generally is not disclosed during a personal injury case since it is unnecessary.

Legal Representation

Legal advice during this process is crucial to understanding rights and options, gathering evidence, and fighting for the injured person’s rights.

Justice without Fear

Often, immigrants fear their immigration status will be revealed when seeking justice, which is understandable. However, rest assured that California’s personal injury law is designed to make this irrelevant, ensuring that everyone can seek justice and compensation for damages suffered due to someone else’s negligence.

This process may cause distress and fear about your situation in the United States, but you have legal options for obtaining justice. Don’t let them pass by, and if you have doubts, at J&Y Law, we work with the Latino community and understand what you are going through.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.