Portsmouth, VA asked in Wrongful Death for Virginia

Q: If I am named a statutory beneficiary on a wrongful deayh suit, that I hadnot known about for years, that is ongoing in

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Paul A. Prados
Paul A. Prados
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If you are asking "what is going in," here is the likely answer:

There is wrongful death lawsuit being brought by the estate of the deceased. There is a basis for you to receive some or all of the proceeds from the lawsuit if the lawsuit is successful. The Executor/Personal representative for the Estate represents your interests to some extent but is not your attorney. The attorney for the estate is not your attorney. You may obtain counsel for yourself, or wait and see what happens. You should talk to an attorney.

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