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... Read more »
Typically, if the amount your mother received was for bodily injuries, it is not subject to income tax. Any portion for loss of income typically is subject to income tax. Depending on the amount of the award, if your mother gifts it to her children, there is no gift tax. It depends on the amount...Read more »
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I agree with the other answer but I also wanted to share that you need to find an attorney as soon as you can, after doing your due diligence. You are going to need to subpoena a lot of documents and talk to the witnesses and get their deposition before their...Read more »
SC Code 15-51-20 states that the proceeds of a wrongful death action shall go to the spouse or children. Assuming that the child is under the age of majority the proceeds will have to be placed into a conservatorship for the benefit of the child. If you have not contacted and attorney yet that is...Read more »
Then i received a letter in the mail from the research company requesting a copy of her death certificate and the medicine that was leftover, So I looked on the death certificate and her cause of death was COPD. do i have a case
I'm very sorry for your loss. It's difficult to say whether you have a case without knowing additional information. An attorney would need to obtain the medical file and learn about the scope of the research study (in terms of the impact of the medication and other possible factors) and...Read more »
Lawyer confirmed receipt of settlement by 2/15/18. Six weeks have passed and we have received 3 different responses as to why he has not paid out yet. He does not stay in contact any longer and we are becoming concerned that the funds have been used by his firm elsewhere. My husband is ready to... Read more »
Sometimes there are liens, claims for child support enforcement etc. Set up a scheduled visit--don't just drop in--to review in person what is going on. If it's a medicare/CMS claim, that can take a long time. Likewise with workers comp if it happened on the job.
The case was prosecuted in 2013 and was allegedly headed to mediation a few months ago. Case was strong. Depositions have been conducted this year, the claim has passed initial reviews and survived - we were looking at trial soon. Now the dismissal was voluntarily filed with the clerk without... Read more »
No one could tell that without being a doctor, seeing the autopsy report, seeing ALL of her medical records. For starters, why not consult a member of the S.C. Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
Lawsuits involving wrongful death can take anywhere from months to years for settlement. Settlement may never even come and a trial may be necessary. Speak to your attorney regarding a time frame for your specific case.
Disclaimer: This answer is not intended to be legal advice and...Read more »
He died n 2012 the case started in 2014 and now I think it's done. I can see all the documents online . What does that mean...she continues to tell us the money is sitting in federal bank don't know why but we should be getting it in Sept 2017
She was transferred directly from that hospital, by ambulance, to Duke Medical Center where they discovered the infection almost immediately. It had already become Sepsis and she died from that infection 6 days later. I can produce the medical records from both hospitals and a letter from Duke... Read more »
Unlikely on the criminal. Contact attorney Carl Jacobson in Charleston. Tell him I suggested you call. He will give you a free consult, is extremely experienced. Infection cases aren't automatic liability.
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