Articles Tagged with immigration status

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “How do worker comps payments work?”

Immigration is a complicated thing, that’s something everyone understands. Recent news headlines reveal how heated the topic can be, with people voicing strong opinions on the subject. Though there are broader debates about whether and how much immigration is a good thing how the system ought to operate, most people agree that it’s important that once immigrants are in the country that they have access to the justice system on an equal playing field with others. To do otherwise would create a lower caste of people who are denied justice.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

What happens if you’re an undocumented immigrant who is injured in a personal injury accident? In California, the rule has long been that though immigration status would not preclude you from recovering damages, it could result in a much lower verdict. The reason is that a plaintiff’s immigration status was admissible evidence that could be used in calculating damages due to lost future earnings, with the plaintiff being required to calculate earnings outside of the U.S. The rule has changed in recent months thanks to passage of a new law and will hopefully bring more clarity to the personal injury system.