San Diego, CA asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California

Q: can an Insurance Company, take back their offer after I've sign for the offer

my wife and I were in a car accident. I settle my case, My wife pass from a heart attack. my attorney had me sign an offer in my wife behalf. Two month later, I was informed by the Attorney that the Insurance Company with drew their offer. Prior to this my Attorney was telling me that they were working out the details with the Medical providers. So my main question is did my Attorney drop the ball or can the insurance company withdraw after I've sign for their offer.

2 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You can't sign for your wife. Once she passed, the only remaining part of her claim was for her medical expenses and wage loss, if any. The insurer can withdraw its offer if there was no acceptance by her.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

i suspect the issue is YOUR SIGNING for your wife. That is probably not legal AFTER she passes away.

the insurance co is probably taking the position they will pay for meds but not pain and suffering once someone passes away.

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