Westland, MI asked in Family Law and Wrongful Death for Michigan

Q: My father died of lung cancer April 1 2013

My stepmother filed suite against Canadian National for pain and suffering as my father worked in the United States at the railroad 43 years. He had asbestosis. My sister and I are listed as beneficiaries on the lawsuit. I found out in may of 2017 the railroad has settled out of court yet my sister and I have received nothing. Attorney refuses to return calls. The settlement is close to one million dollars. Both my sister and I paid ten grand apiece for my dads funrael. Do we have any legal standing. My dad died in Florida and was a resident in that state.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: You need to contact the bar association for the state where the attorney is. Further, who is handling the estate?

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