Can I Sue for Personal Injury If I Am Not a Citizen?
At the Wolfson Law Firm, our Miami personal injury lawyers frequently assist personal injury clients who are not United States citizens. Inevitably, these clients will be concerned as to whether they can pursue a claim for personal injury damages and whether they can file a lawsuit in the United States when they are not a citizen. Currently, this seems like a logical question. In short, the answer is yes - the American justice system is open for everyone.Tourists Injured in Miami and South Florida
The accident lawyers at the Wolfson Law Firm started helping personal injury victims in 1963. That is 54 years of assisting clients after life-changing accidents. In those years, our Miami accident attorneys have represented the good people of Miami and South Florida as well as many other countries.
Part of the charm of South Florida is the volume of international traffic. People visit for business and pleasure all year round. Unfortunately, sometimes those folks are injured or killed in a tragic accident. We have helped injured clients and their families obtain a full and complete financial recovery following a variety of accidents caused by the negligence of others.
In the past 54 years, the Miami personal injury attorneys at the Wolfson Law Firm have counseled and guided visitors to South Florida from South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and North America. Our personal injury legal team also takes advantage of the advances in technology to better serve our clients. We regularly communicate with clients who live out of town or out of the country by Skype in addition to email and text messages.
If you were injured while visiting Miami and South Florida for business or pleasure, then the Miami personal injury lawyers at the Wolfson Law Firm can help you. Just call us at (855) 982-2067 for your free consultation.Visas, Green Cards and Visitors Injured in Miami, Broward or Palm Beach
In South Florida, we have many people who live and work in our community who are not US citizens. Some have visas while others have green cards. At the Wolfson Law Firm our sole focus is assisting in representing personal injury victims. If a client has immigration issues and questions, we are happy to refer them to immigration specialists that we consider to be strategic partners.
As for pursuing a claim for personal injury, and individual’s resident status is generally irrelevant. The same thing applies in the filing of a personal injury lawsuit in Miami or anywhere in South Florida. The civil justice system in the United States is open to anyone seeking redress for their injuries and damages.
While a client’s residence status is largely irrelevant, it does come into play on the issue of lost wages or loss of future earning capacity. To pursue a claim for lost wages, you will need proof of past earnings. To pursue any claim for loss of future earning capacity, the law requires a reasonable amount of evidence for a jury to make such an award. The law is clear that such an award cannot be speculative. To prove past income and work history can prove complicated in some cases. However, it may not be impossible. But every case must be judged on its own facts. To make a proper analysis and determination of any past or future wage claim, will require an in-depth analysis and investigation by your personal injury attorney.Miami Injury Lawyers Helping All Accident Victims in Miami and South Florida
Many claims can be processed and resolved without the necessity of filing litigation. To pursue a personal injury claim, you do not need to be a United States citizen. An experienced Miami personal injury lawyer can guide you through the process.
If the insurance company does not make a reasonable settlement offer, then a personal injury victim has the option of filing a lawsuit in the Circuit Court. Again, the American system of justice is open and available to anyone seeking justice and compensation for their damages resulting from a personal injury accident. Your Miami accident lawyer can always explain this in greater detail and help you through the litigation should it become necessary.
If you or a loved one were injured in any type of accident while visiting in South Florida, the Miami personal injury lawyers at the Wolfson Law Firm are ready to help you. We offer free and confidential consultations. Our personal injury law firm handles all cases on a contingency fee basis which means that you will not owe any fees unless and until we make a financial recovery for you. Lastly, our managing trial attorney Jonah Wolfson is a bilingual personal injury lawyer in Miami. Jonah and his personal injury legal team are standing by to help you. All you need to do is call us at (305) 285-1115 and let us get started on your case right now.