Those who move to another country, for whatever purpose, may run into additional challenges along the way. Sometimes, these hardships can be very difficult, such as the unexpected loss of a job or being exposed to discrimination and racism in the workplace. Moreover, some people may find themselves in a car crash, which may be more likely for those who have immigrated to the U.S. for various reasons. Recovering from an accident can be especially difficult for those who are dealing with other hurdles in their daily lives.
Sometimes, those who move to another country may have difficulty understanding traffic laws, reading signage or adjusting to differences in traffic activity. They may also be stressed out or suffering from fatigue, not to mention some people can become distracted when they are not familiar with an area and have to rely on a device for directions. However, immigrants may also be struck by drunk drivers or those who choose to ignore speed limits and other traffic safety laws. They may be unfamiliar with certain roads that have an unusually high number of accidents and certain occasions when driving is especially dangerous (such as periods of heavy traffic congestion, ice and other weather-related hazards, etc.).
If you were hit by another driver and you have immigrated to the U.S., our law office knows that you may be dealing with an array of problems and you may feel completely unsure of what to do next. It is imperative for you to recognize your rights and determine the course of action that will best suit your needs.