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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: What I have to do to get my settlement money?

I had a malpractice suit against the doctor when I was a minor. Judge reward money for me and because I was a minor my mom had it. My mom has been secretly using my settlement money since I was a minor and still using it. I am an adult, and I am not under guardianship, but mom tells me I can't... Read more »

John A. Collins III
John A. Collins III
answered on Nov 9, 2022

In addition to Attorney Beckert's comment you may want to check with the probate court which has jurisdiction over the town where you lived to see if such an estate was opened on your behalf and, if so, follow up with that court to determine the status. You can also check the Superior Court... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Connecticut on
Q: Who is allowed to file a wrongful death claim in Connecticut, or can anyone who knows the deceased person file?
John A. Collins III
John A. Collins III
answered on Feb 22, 2018

A person who knows the deceased does not have the legal authority to file a wrongful death claim. An estate must be opened for the deceased and the administrator of the estate generally has the authority to then file such a claim.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Connecticut on
Q: Is it possible to file a civil lawsuits involving two defendants related to one case and have it all settled within 6 mo

Injuries: back, pelvis, hip

Defendants: driver & the company

Lost work: 1year

John A. Collins III
John A. Collins III
answered on Sep 25, 2017

Your questions raises more questions. Yes, it's possible to settle a case within 6 months. Whether you should do so depends on the nature of your injuries, the liability of the involved drivers, and the willingness of the insurance company to resolve the matter. If you have to file suit in... Read more »

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