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Immigration Status and Insurance Claims

March 21, 2024 | Jany Martinez Ward
Immigration Status and Insurance Claims

Your immigration status should never excuse an insurance company or any other private or public entity to disregard your rights. No company can use your immigration status to deny you the right to file a claim.

 Unfortunately, many Hispanic brothers and sisters in vulnerable situations have not been well informed about their inalienable rights, so they believe they should remain silent when, in fact, the law can protect them.

Regardless of nationality, everyone has the right to a claim and the same rights as an American citizen when making accident claims. Many people are unaware of this.

Therefore, as an immigrant, you must be aware of your rights to pursue fair compensation that can repair the damages caused.

We know how much being uprooted can hurt. Being far from where you were born and adapting to a new world, a new society, a new way of seeing things.

Here are some important points to consider:

Firstly, insurance companies are legally obligated to process claims fairly and impartially, regardless of the claimant's immigration status.

This means that they cannot discriminate against immigrants or deny them coverage based on their nationality or legal status in the country.

Furthermore, immigrants can seek legal assistance and representation when dealing with insurance claims.

Whether you are a permanent resident, a visa holder, or undocumented, you can consult an attorney to help you navigate the claims process and protect your rights.

It's also important to note that being undocumented does not automatically disqualify you from receiving compensation for damages or injuries sustained in an accident.

While immigration status may affect certain aspects of your case, such as eligibility for certain benefits or compensation, it should not prevent you from seeking justice and fair treatment under the law.

Additionally, some states have specific laws and regulations to protect the rights of immigrants regarding insurance claims.

These laws may vary depending on where you live, so it's essential to familiarize yourself with the relevant statutes and regulations that apply to your situation.

In cases where language barriers or cultural differences may pose challenges in navigating the claims process, resources are available to help immigrants access the support and assistance they need.

This may include translation services, community organizations, or legal aid clinics that specialize in serving immigrant populations.

Your immigration status should never be a barrier to seeking fair compensation for damages or injuries resulting from an accident. By understanding your rights and accessing the appropriate support and resources, you can ensure that you are treated fairly and receive the compensation you deserve.

Remember, regardless of your nationality or legal status, you have the right to seek justice and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Contact The Ward Law Group if you have been involved in a similar situation! We will help you find the best possible and fair compensation!

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Jany Martinez Ward

Jany Martínez-Ward is a Founding and Managing Partner of The Ward Law Group, PL, a Florida law firm representing victims of car accidents. She focuses her practice on providing legal representation to Hispanic clients that have become injured in a car accident as a result of the negligence of others. In 2018, The National Trial Lawyers Association recognized Jany as one of the top attorneys in the state and among the top 40 under 40 attorneys.


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