Visitors who are injured while in the United States face unique legal, geographical, cultural, and other obstacles to secure justice and compensation. These challenges are even more pronounced when the injured German 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 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 work in our offices in the U.S. and Germany. 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.
Urban Thier & Federer’s legal professionals have assisted personal injury and wrongful death clients throughout the State of Florida, the United States, Europe, and other countries. Given our personnel, experience, and other resources, we can assist you in navigating the legal system both in the United States, to secure compensation, and in Germany (and other countries as needed) to secure medical records, treating physician testimony, and other evidence.
Regardless of whether you were visiting the United States for a few days or residing in the United States for a longer period of time 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. 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.
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 U.S. 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 hundreds of personal injury cases, many for German and other European Union based 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. This means that Urban Thier & Federer would advance all costs associated with your case and only collect a fee if and when we successfully reach a financial settlement for you. 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. utilizes our expansive network of Personal Injury attorneys throughout the U.S. 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 is familiar with all state options available to maximize your potential recovery.
Urban Thier & Federer offers personalized, compassionate service that serves our clients well throughout their Personal Injury cases. Contact us to have an attorney review your case.
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