Hit by a truck? Don’t be scared to make a claim

| Sep 20, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

When you were driving home from work, you noticed that another vehicle — a commercial truck — was behaving oddly. Instead of staying behind them, you decided to pass them and move ahead, so you could be safer. 

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. As you attempted to pass, the truck driver went out of their lane and struck you. Your vehicle was pushed into the median, and you suffered serious, crushing injuries.

Today, you’re worried about making a claim. As someone who is living in the United States without documentation, the last thing you want is to be deported. You wouldn’t know what to do if that happened, because everyone you know is here. Should you make a claim or try to take care of the costs on your own?

You can make a claim, even if you’re undocumented

No matter who you are, if you’re hit by another driver who has made a mistake behind the wheel, it’s important that you make a claim against them. Your injuries are serious, and you deserve to have them paid for by the at-fault driver. They should cover your financial losses, whether those losses are missed hours at work, medical bills or other items related to your collision.

Getting hurt and going to the hospital, making a claim and seeking compensation doesn’t mean you’re at a higher risk of being deported or getting in trouble with the law. You are a victim in this situation, and it’s important that you’re able to seek all the compensation that you need while you’re able to do so. Our site has more information on the steps to take next.