Can I hire a personal injury lawyer if I am an undocumented immigrant in New Mexico?
IF YOU ARE AN UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT AND ARE WONDERING WHETHER YOU CAN HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER, contact Zinda law group TODAY AT (800) 863-5312
Of the large number of undocumented immigrants in the United States, some will find themselves injured due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person, business, or entity. Unfortunately, many of these individuals feel lost and confused as to whether or not they can seek legal recourse for their damages. The truth is, if you are an undocumented immigrant in New Mexico, you may have the right to bring a lawsuit for your injuries.
If you have been injured and need a personal injury lawyer, contact our experienced team at Zinda Law Group as soon as possible. Call us at (800) 863-5312 and schedule an appointment to discuss your case. As always, your initial consultation is 100% free, and you will not pay us a thing unless we win.
What is an undocumented immigrant?
An undocumented immigrant is an individual born outside of the United States who does not have a legal right to be in, or remain in, the country. Put in other words, an undocumented immigrant is a foreign-born person who is not a United States citizen or permanent resident. One example of an undocumented worker or immigrant would be an individual who entered the United States legally, but has overstayed the time limits of his or her original status.
One concern that an undocumented immigrant may have is whether or not they have any legal rights after being injured by another individual or entity. For example, if John, an undocumented immigrant in New Mexico, is hit by a car while in a parking lot, can John hire a personal injury attorney to get him the compensation he deserves for his subsequent hospital bills? The short answer is yes, John would be able to hire an attorney to help him seek compensation for his injuries.
Undocumented immigrants are entitled to the same rights as U.S. citizens under the Constitution. Therefore, undocumented immigrants have the right to hire an attorney in order to seek damages for their injuries when they have been in a car accident, suffered a workplace injury, or been harmed in a similar incident.
Workers compensation laws FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS in new mexico
One important question an undocumented worker may be asking is whether they are entitled to compensation after being injured due to unsafe working conditions. Fortunately, the Supreme Court of New Mexico has interpreted federal law so as not to deny undocumented immigrants from workers compensation.
Under federal law, employers are required to complete an employment eligibility verification form, known as an I-9 form, before hiring potential new employees. The Supreme Court of New Mexico has held that employers who cannot demonstrate good faith compliance with this federal law cannot withhold workers compensation from undocumented workers. The Court further found that nothing in the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Act precludes an employer from providing an injured, undocumented worker disability benefits or medical expenses.
Workplace accidents may include slips due to improperly maintained floors, electrocution due to faulty electrical outlets, overexertion, or more. If you were injured while at work, contact a New Mexico personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The right attorney at Zinda Law Group may be able to answer all of your questions and help you seek legal recourse for your damages.
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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)
MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)
LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020
AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP IN 2018 BY INC.
Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice
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Is there a personal injury lawyer near me?
After suffering an injury caused by an individual, entity, or business, you may be questioning if there is a personal injury attorney available near you. Luckily, Zinda Law Group has offices across New Mexico, including in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe. Further, our attorneys are available nationwide.
Below are examples of additional cities and states that our team has helped various clients in:
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Tucson, Arizona
- Boulder, Colorado
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Denver, Colorado
- Fort Collins, Colorado
- Miami, Florida
- Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Austin, Texas
- Corpus Christi, Texas
- El Paso, Texas
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Plano, Texas
- Round Rock, Texas
- San Antonio, Texas
No matter where you are located, we may be able to help. We have helped countless individuals pursue the maximum amount of compensation they deserved for their medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. Contact our Zinda Law Group personal injury lawyers today to discuss your unique case.
What kind of cases do you handle?
At Zinda Law Group, we understand that you may be left with both physical pain and emotional distress. That is why our New Mexico personal injury attorneys are here to ensure you will not have to face this difficult time alone. We have the experience and resources necessary to help you pursue justice. Also, we handle a wide range of personal injury claims, including, but not limited to:
- 18-wheeler accidents
- Animal attacks
- Birth injuries (for mother and child)
- Boating wrecks
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Drunk driving wrecks
- Defective product injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian accidents
- Ski accidents
- Snowboard accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Workplace injuries
- Wrongful deaths
- And more.
If you are one of the many undocumented immigrants in the US and have suffered injury caused by someone else, contact a Zinda Law Group personal injury lawyer today. We may be able to help you seek compensation.
What kind of compensation may i be entitled to?
If you have suffered injury due to another’s actions, you may be entitled to more than one category of compensation. The amount of compensation you may receive will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries and property damage. The two main types of compensation you might receive are referred to as “economic” and “non-economic” damages. These damages are listed in more detail, below:
Economic damages, or “specific” damages, are meant to compensate victims for their measurable, out of pocket, expenses. These damages are easily calculated by combining receipts, bills, and related invoices. Expert witnesses may also be used in order to prove certain other damages, such as in the case of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Examples of economic damages may include:
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Past and future medical expenses
- Therapy costs
- Pharmaceutical costs
- Household services
- Lost business opportunities
- Property damage
The second type of damages that you may be awarded are non-economic, or “general,” damages. These damages are not as easily calculated when compared with economic damages and are not measurable. Non-economic damages are highly subjective and will vary from case to case and state to state. Examples of non-economic damages include, but are not limited to:
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of enjoyment of activities
- Damage to the victim’s reputation
If you have suffered physical or emotional injury and believe you may be entitled to compensation, contact a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today. Our team can help explain the differences between economic and non-economic damages and discuss what kinds of compensation you may be able to seek in your lawsuit. We have helped countless individuals get back on their feet after undergoing personal injuries, and we may be able to help you as well.
Contact a zinda law group personal injury lawyer in Mexico
If you are an undocumented immigrant and have suffered injury due to the negligence or intentional actions of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Zinda Law Group is here to fight on your behalf.
In addition to providing top quality legal representation, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay us any legal fees or related costs upfront. You do not pay us anything at all unless we win your case.
Zinda Law Group New Mexico personal injury lawyers are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have and to guide you through each step of the legal process. Our knowledgeable team uses all available resources and cutting-edge technology to help get you the compensation you deserve.
Meetings with attorneys are available by appointment only.