Crashes can be terrifying experiences for anyone and a language barrier can make it extremely difficult to communicate with law enforcement officials and other drivers. Additionally, it can hinder an individual’s ability to reach a fair settlement. If an individual is in a car accident and they don’t speak English there are a number of steps they should take. They include:
It’s important to call the police so that they can gather information about everyone involved and create clear records. However, without a fluent interpreter, an individual might have difficulties communicating with law enforcement. Someone who doesn’t speak English and who was in a car accident needs to cooperate, but shouldn’t feel pressured or rushed, and should make sure to understand every step of the process.
American laws protect everyone in the U.S., regardless of whether they’re a citizen or not. Many non-citizens are concerned about discrimination or being deported, but when you’re in an accident, it’s important that you take the right steps to ensure that you receive fair compensation and remain healthy. Even if you don’t have proper documentation, you need to call the police and an attorney. Most people are not deported for making an insurance claim after an accident, even if they don’t have a license.
If you’ve been injured in an Arizona auto accident and don’t know English, a legal professional is an invaluable resource. Escamilla Law Group has experienced Spanish-speaking attorneys ready to walk you through your accident and defend your case. Don’t hesitate—talk to a professional and schedule a free consultation today by contacting us at (623) 321-0566.
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