Q: Car accident
My dad was in a car accident that was not his fault about a year ago where the air bag did not deploy. There were no recalls and he suffered serious injuries due to this . There were lawyers working on the case, but my dad recently passed away due to the lung issues he was having and for some reason they decided to drop it. Do we still have a case?
A: You will want to consult with his attorney, or another attorney in the state where the accident occurred. Many states have "survivor" actions that would allow the claim to go forward.
A: Your dad's estate would certainly be able to continue the underlying accident case if he was not at fault and had medical damages related to that accident. However, depending on the stage of the case, it could be very difficult. I suggest contacting an attorney sooner rather than later to consult with them. You will need to provide the attorney with a copy of the file from the previous office.
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