This is a tricky question. Most undocumented immigrants in the state of Texas prefer to keep a low profile, for obvious reasons: if they assert their rights in court, the state might respond by rounding them up and initiating deportation proceedings.

Because of its proximity to the Mexican border, it's a well-known fact that Texas has more than its share of undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom, it should be said, are hard-working, law-abiding people who are an economic asset to the state. Many of these people drive cars, of course, and inevitably wind up being involved in their fair share of car crashes.

Your decision, will, of course, depend on the circumstances of your case—how seriously you or your loved one was injured, your employment status, your standing in the community, and other factors. But in the American legal system, being an undocumented immigrant is no bar to recovering damages in the wake of a car accident, especially if you can show that your own conduct was impeccable and that the entire fault lay with the other driver. Most times, you will not have to appear in court; the vast majority of settlements are worked out between the involved parties and their lawyers, and it's very rare for a car-injury case to necessitate a judge or jury (which should make you feel better about your potential exposure).

Dallas–Ft. Worth attorney Jim Zadeh has almost three decades of experience working with clients who have been injured in car accidents in Texas; what's more, his staff is fluent in Spanish and welcomes inquiries from non-English-speaking Texas residents. Intrigued? Call Jim today at 888-713-5418 to find out what he can do for you!

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