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German Speaking Tourists Injured While Visiting the United States

by | Jul 30, 2017 | Aachen, Firm News, Munich, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death |

Visitors to the United States who are injured while in the United States face unique legal, geographical, cultural and other obstacles to secure justice and compensation.  This is even more so when the injured tourist or business traveler’s primary language is not English.  Native German speakers, including those of German, Austrian or Swiss origin, routinely turn to Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. to assist them in attaining compensation for injuries incurred while visiting or vacationing in the United States.

Our clients take great comfort in knowing that they are being represented by both United States and European Union based attorneys working as a team in the same law firm.  Fully German-English fluent attorneys and staff our Orlando, Florida, and Munich, Germany, offices.  This allows our clients to focus primarily on their recovery while we focus on securing compensation for their injuries and damages.  It also allows for quick and accurate translation of medical records and other documents.

When appropriate for a given case, we utilize our expansive network of personal injury attorneys throughout the United States and European Union countries to ensure that even if a client is injured outside of a state or country where Urban Thier & Federer, P.A.’s attorneys are admitted to practice, we can still serve the client’s needs and best interests.  Urban Thier & Federer, P.A.’s legal professionals, have assisted personal injury and wrongful death clients throughout the State of Florida, the United States, Europe, and other countries.

It is also important to note that regardless of whether you were visiting the United States for a few days or residing in the United States for a more extended period of time, or if you were injured in the United States, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries regardless of your country of origin, country of residence or citizenship status.  It is also important to note that under certain circumstances you may be able to sue in the United States for an accident that occurred outside of the United States caused by someone who resides in the United States.

Given our personnel, experience, and other resources, we can assist you in navigating the legal system both in the United States, in securing compensation, and in Germany and other countries, as needed to secure medical records, treating physician testimony, and other evidence.  Many who are injured or had loved ones who died in the United States do not even realize that they have a strong claim and may be entitled to significant compensation.  In some cases, these clients are purposefully misled and misinformed by potential defendants who want to avoid being sued.  These clients may also have been provided with false information by self-proclaimed international attorneys and law firms who often have a single office, no foreign offices, limited resources, limited staff, and lack the experience to provide accurate and competent advice.

Urban Thier & Federer, P.A.’s United States based attorneys have represented many 100s of personal injury cases including many German and other European Union based personal injury clients.  Unlike in Germany and other European Union countries, in the United States attorneys can represent personal injury and wrongful death clients on a contingency fee (percentage of recovery) no win/no fee basis.  For those clients with Rechtsschutzversicherung (attorney fees insurance coverage) Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. routinely works with such companies and is well versed in ensuring that coverage is paid to cover attorney fees and/or costs as permitted under the client’s policy.

When needed, Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. identifies, screens, retains and partners with other law firms throughout the United States to ensure that a local law firm works with us to maximize any recovery.  We are experienced in working with other attorneys outside of the law firm to build whatever legal team is best suited to maximize the client’s recovery.  In such instances, there is no extra fee to the client, and the law firm arranges an appropriate fee-sharing arrangement with the other law firm.  This allows the client to benefit from a law firm with the international experience as well as a local law firm that will work as a team to maximize your potential recovery.