Q: Please read below
The petitioner was a secondary insured for Respondent. Petitioner totaled his car and submitted a claim to Safeco, he died 10 days later of a heart attack, not related to the accident. Safeco wrote the insurance check out to Respondent and Petitioner. I asked the insurance to write the check in my name(son of petitioner) because I was taking over the Estate. The vehicle was owned by Petitioner. They wrote the Check out to both parties because the respondent was the primary insured. Respondent has stated that she will not cash the check unless I give her half the money. I explained this to the insurance company and they have stated that they will NOT take her off the check.
The title of the car is in the petitioner's name and he is considered an insured party, Is the insurance company in any violation?
Does this seem more like a civil matter with Respondent?
A: Looks like you have to open an estate. If the decedent died because of his injuries there is a claim and you would want to speak with a member of the State of Washington Assn for Justice in the county where it happened--they give free consults.
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