Yes. The immigration status of a person is not considered a factor when determining a person’s right to make a claim for personal injury. Under Florida law, when an undocumented person is injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or any other type of negligence related accident, that person has the right to bring a claim for compensation of medical bills, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.
If out of fear of immigration status, an undocumented person doesn’t report a car accident or an injury claim, then the injured person is risking the ability to make a proper claim for compensation. If you are undocumented and are injured in an accident, it is important that you report the accident, provide the authorities with your real name, and then call Amanda Demanda to learn about your legal rights.