Personal Injury

Immigration & Personal Injury Cases

How a Nashville Immigration Lawyer Can Help You

One of the most conflicting and challenging issues immigrants face are those that involve the legal system. Similar to criminal law cases and family law cases, personal injury claims involving immigration issues cause added complexities that almost always require experienced and knowledgeable attorneys to resolve. While immigrants of any residency status are typically entitled to many of the same personal injury rights as U.S. citizens, there are a few important legal factors that must be addressed in order for them to recuperate their loss. If you, an employee or a family member are facing personal injury cases as either a plaintiff or a defendant, our Tennessee immigration attorneys at Colavecchio & Colavecchio are prepared to provide you with the legal guidance required to reach a successful resolution.

Representation for Injured Victims

The United States Supreme Court has acknowledged that legally admitted foreign citizens have the same rights as U.S. citizens when it comes to filing personal injury claims. This means that permanent residents, or green card holders, and nonimmigrant visa holders can pursue legal action that allows them to recover financial compensation for the damages they experienced, including:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional injuries (pain and suffering)

When foreign citizens who are in the United States illegally are injured by another’s negligence, personal injury claims can become incredibly complicated. Both Federal and Tennessee state law have been notoriously unsettled on the issue of the rights of illegal immigrants to file personal injury claims and their eligibility to pursue damages will depend on a number of factors. Whether injuries are sustained on the job, in an accident, or as the result of a professional’s negligence, injured victims require the aggressive legal advocacy our immigration attorneys can provide.

Contact Chris Colavecchio to Discuss Your Immigration Case.

With 20 years of legal experience, our attorneys are prepared to represent non-citizens who have been injured by another’s negligence. Immigration and personal injury are extremely complex areas of the law and when they intersect claims can become incredibly hard. If you wish to discuss your case with a local immigration lawyer to find out more about how we can help, contact Chris today.