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Q: I need to open an estate for my deceased sister in order to file a law suit for wrongful death where do I go to do this?

There is a grace period of two years to open an estate and file a claim. The Lawyer that had her case did not act on her behalf,causing her case to reach the grace period but I am aware that the grace period applies to the deceased if cause of death is already demand, which her cause of death was... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 8, 2016

Contact a member of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Assn as soon as possible. They give free consultations. If lawyer #1 did nothing may be a legal malpractice case.

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Q: can a wrongful death case be reopened after 24 yrs?

My husband was killed by a drunk driver in 92. My lawyer mishandled the case...and I got nothing from the suite. The man was driving a company truck on the wrong side of the interstate hitting my husband head on with a blood alcohol level of 2.87. I was never included in any of the decisions of... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 8, 2016

This long after it's too late to do anything. You might have had time after it went down to have a lawyer check the records. Why don't you go to the courthouse (what you should have done back in 92), look at the actual record. If you see it was "settled" or "plaintiff... Read more »

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Q: my granddaugther father won lawsuit somewhere in texas he was kill before receiving anything we live in alabama what

way can we find out who was the lawyer

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 23, 2016

Do a docket search for the case; also there would now be an estate set up perhaps.You may have to go there to find out.

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Q: Is loss of child the same as wrongfull death? How long after the death can a case be filed?

If they lived in Alabama and died in a hospital in Tennessee due to the wrongful death what state would a case be in?

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Dec 28, 2015

All civil cases have deadlines. Best to talk to a lawyer asap.

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Q: Can I file a wrongfull death suit against my son in law? He "accidentally" shot and killed my dsughter

We live in Alabama she died in the hospital in tenneseee

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Sep 5, 2015

Sorry to hear that. Talk to a local injury lawyer about your options. You may very well have a claim, although collectability can be an issue in cases like this.

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Q: Is an estate required on a wrongful death settlement in Alabama?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Jul 21, 2015

In AZ, those are two separate things if there are surviving statutory beneficiaries. Talk to an Alabama injury lawyer ASAP to see how it works in Alabama.

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Q: My son was showing obvious signs of alcohol positioning and no one called for help. He was found dead the next morning

At the friends house. From accounts of the night he was unconscious, vomiting and having respiratory systems. He was left on the couch to "sleep it off" He was 23. Is anyone liable or held accountable for doing nothing ?

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Jul 21, 2015

Talk to a local injury lawyer ASAP to determine if actionable negligence was involved.

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Q: Can an 18 year old retain an attoney in Alabama?
Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino
answered on Nov 15, 2011

yes. if it is for a wrongful death case that happened in alabama you need to conatact an alabama lawyer. i have worked on cases with charlie crowder and lea watson and they are two of the finest lawyers i have had the priviledge of knowing. good luck and roll tide!

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Q: How can my husband be named in a lawsuit against the company he works for over and accidental death?

My husband was the plant manager with a company in Alabama. A security guard (not an employee of the same company) walked in front of a moving vehicle and was severely injured and died on route to the hospital. The deceased's daughter has filed suit. I was told that in Alabama, someone has... Read more »

Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino
answered on Nov 8, 2011

stop fretting! it sounds like the company and your husband, as its employee/agent, are being sued in civil court for money damages. the company and or its insurance compnay will be responsible for any monetary damages. it doesn't even remotely sound like a crimianl case which is a different... Read more »

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