Questions About Immigration Status Are Off Limits in Personal Injury Cases

In 2016 California passed AB 2159, which vastly improves access to justice for personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs who are undocumented. Codified as Evidence Code sections 351.2, the law states: “In a civil action for personal injury or wrongful death, evidence of a person’s immigration status shall not be admitted into evidence, nor shall discovery into a person’s immigration … Read More

Preserving Public Benefits for Seriously Injured Personal Injury Clients

Catastrophically injured people are faced with very difficult financial consequences, one of which can be the loss of eligibility for public benefits if they receive a recovery in a personal injury action.  Often, the achievable recovery falls short of what would fairly compensate them, especially when their injuries are permanent, such as significant traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) or amputation of … Read More