Can an illegal alien sue in New York?

Ian M. Chaikin

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Ian M. Chaikin

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The short answer is YES.

Accidents happen to many. Accidents do not discriminate based on nationality or immigration status. If you are an illegal immigrant, do not be afraid to seek the advice of an attorney. You may have been hurt while working on a construction site and told that you cannot sue because you are an illegal alien. You may have worked on a scaffold or ladder that collapsed and then told by your supervisor to go to the hospital and say you were hurt in a different way or they will have you deported. You may have been injured in a car accident and are afraid that if you file for no-fault benefits to pay for your medical bills the insurance company will research your immigration status and report you. These are all fear factors and misinformation. Do not let wrong information and fear factors scare you from speaking with a top New York personal injury lawyer who will explore your rights and guide you accordingly. 

As experienced personal injury lawyers, we are often hired by personal injury victims who are under the impression that they have no legal rights. Paris & Chaikin, PLLC is experienced in handling these concerns and advising our clients accordingly. We are familiar with the law and apply the law to protect all of our clients whether documented or not.

Paris & Chaikin, PLLC is a leading New York injury law firm that handles all types of accident cases and represents all people. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have, we are available when you need us. To learn more about our firm, visit our website at or call us at any time at 212-742-0476.

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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