Birmingham, AL asked in Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Wrongful Death for Alabama

Q: My stepdad of 30 years died in the pipeline explosion 2016. His wife, my mother, automatically became the executor of

My mother passed away this June and the lawsuit hasn't been settled and I need an executive of estate to file with home insurance and truck and would me and my sister be the beneficiary of lawsuit

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Alabama attorney would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the recent loss of your mother, and earlier loss of your stepfather. You say that a wrongful death lawsuit has not been settled. It isn't clear from the facts whether a lawsuit was filed and is still ongoing, or whether a lawsuit was never filed. If a lawsuit was not yet filed, you may want to speak with a wrongful death attorney to find out if a claim would still be timely. If a lawsuit is active, the attorney for the lawsuit should be able to answer your questions based on the manner in which the pleadings, or court papers, were written. That wrongful death case attorney, if you have one, would coordinate with your family and the executor. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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