Peter Munsing's answer Assuming part of the settlement was a release generally no, though it depends who was released. Get a copy of the release, talk to the lawyer the insurance company paid to represent you.
Grant St Julian III's answer If a beneficiary on a life insurance policy is found guilty of murder of the insured, she/he will not receive the proceeds of the policy. You will have to talk with the DA assigned to the case regarding prosecution. Sorry for your loss.
Peter Munsing's answer Time for you to bring a case would have been, with the most liberal ruling, when you turned 21. I don't see any way, but why not contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers who handles police misconduct cases.
Peter Munsing's answer Your estate lawyer should have suggested to you that you had that right. Likely it's passed, but why not contact a member of the Ga Trial Lawyers Assn in your county--they give free consults. Look for one that handles workers compensation.
Lauren Nagel Richardson's answer I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I think what you are referring to is that the spouse has preference of appointment as personal representative (PR) in the probate estate, and the PR is the person who would file the lawsuit.
All is not lost, however. If the spouse does not want to serve as personal representative and waives his right to serve, or if time goes by and he does not open the estate or pursue the wrongful death claim, then you could petition the court to...
Ronald Mahurin's answer clarification of what? You say the deceased was your partner, but that may not qualify you for benefits. Hopefully your partner left something in writing saying that you are an heir. Otherwise, you may be forced to litigate the issue. Be advised that if there are no dependents entitled to payment, the Department of Industrial Relations receives the benefit.
Death benefits are payments to a spouse, children or other dependents if an employee dies from a work-related injury or illness....
William John Light's answer I'm unaware of any statutory duty of the hospital to notify next of kin. Further, it appears that your uncle may have asked for no notification based on the "No Family" designation. Finally, the Coroner’s Office has the responsibility of notifying next of kin. https://sites.google.com/site/californiadeathinvestigation/Home/investigation-of-reported-deaths/coroner-operating-policies-and-procedure
Robert D. Kreisman's answer I'm not familiar with North Carolina's law on wrongful death claims. In many jurisdictions there are wrongful death acts that give weight to the relationship that a "next-of-kin" has with the decedent. In other words a court and/or jury would consider what if any relationship each person who is considered a "next-of-kin" claiming the loss of the death had with the decedent. If your sister survived this incident for any length of time before her passing then a survival claim could be made. In...
William John Light's answer It is highly doubtful that you are going to be able to adequately investigate a death from 17 years ago. You can try to get the body exhumed and hire a pathologist to perform an autopsy. Be prepared to spend about $10,000, at least. Whatever that determines may lead you to other lines of inquiry which may require an attorney or a private investigator, or both. Substantial additional amounts of money would be required for whatever services those persons would need to perform. The end result...
William John Light's answer You have left out a lot of facts: like why your brother did that? Why you didn't get the dog from the shelter? Depending on facts, taking the dog to the shelter may have been the proper thing to do. Putting the dog to sleep might have been the proper thing to do. Without the full story, no one could make any conclusions.
Mitchell Feldman's answer The claim is the same and is about and based upon a finding of medical negligence. The death act speaks to damages available. Thus any attorney will know to comply with medical malpractice presuit requirements and make a claim of negligence if supported by an expert medical opinion.
The statutes will spell out the damages available
Who may recover is also spelled out in the wrongful death act as not everyone has a claim for the death of a family member.
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