Q: How can I find about out of court settlement on a wrongful death case that happened thirty years ago?
we need to get hold of the case file on a thirty year old out of court settlement on a wrongful death case. All I have is the name of the deceased. Could someone please point me in the right direction as to where I start? hank you.
A: That's going back quite a way. A Texas attorney is really the one who would know about navigation through the Texas court system in terms of retrieving records. But your question remains open for a month. As a general practice in most unified court systems, one could check if any records come up online. If by out-of-court you mean it was placed into suit and settled before trial, court systems throughout the nation have cases referenced by their index numbers. If by out-of-court you mean suit was never filed, it could be more difficult. You could contact a Texas attorney for a quick consultation if your cursory investigation doesn't yield any results. Good luck
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