Can an Undocumented Person File a Lawsuit?

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Can an undocumented person file a lawsuit? Does your immigration status affect your ability to file a personal injury claim?

Rebecca Graham is a personal injury attorney and managing partner of Maxwell Graham based in Issaquah, Washington. In this video, she explains that undocumented people can absolutely file personal injury lawsuits. Your immigration status has no effect on your ability to file an injury claim.

To learn more, contact her directly by calling 888-981-0042 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Everyone has legal rights, regardless of your immigration status.

No matter what your immigration status is, you are entitled to seek justice if someone has wronged you. This applies to employment law, family law, and personal injury law.

In fact, it is illegal for an attorney to ask you about your citizenship status as part of a lawsuit. No matter what type of claim you are thinking about filing, you can trust that your meeting with an attorney will stay 100 percent confidential.

People will try to use your immigration status to intimidate you. Don’t let them.

Unfortunately, it is very common for people to use a victim’s immigration status against them. They may assume that you will be too afraid to fight back due to the potential consequences.

Don’t let them take advantage of you. Stand up for your legal rights.

Many immigrants are afraid to take a claim to court due to the fear of immigration authorities waiting outside the courthouse. Unfortunately, this has happened, but there is now a resolution among superior court judges to ban immigration authorities from coming within 500 feet of a courthouse. Everyone should be entitled to a fair trial, no matter the current status of their citizenship.

To learn more, contact her directly by calling 888-981-0042 or by submitting a contact form on this page. The consultation is free and confidential, and you owe no out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Video Transcript:

Absolutely not in Washington state. In fact, there is a prohibition against any lawyer asking about a person’s immigration status or citizenship as part of a legal lawsuit. So if they’re afraid, it’s a normal fear and I get that. But they shouldn’t be afraid. The law protects them. The law protects their immigration status, or lack of status. In fact, there is currently a resolution among the superior court judges to expand that so that immigration authorities cannot even come within 500 feet of the courthouse. Because one thing that is happening, and this is certainly legitimate, is that immigration authorities are arresting people when they go to court, and that’s just wrong. And so the judges have actually taken a stand and said that the courthouse is a safe place for people. We should be able to have witnesses come in. We should be able to have litigants come in. You shouldn’t be intimidated by pursuing justice because of your immigration status.

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