She was killed in NC when a mattress fell onto highway from a truck. My mother, my sister's fiance (who has filed suit) and my nephew who chose to be estranged from my sister are alive. If the family sues can we bar him from benefitting since he was so cruel to his mother when she was alive?... Read more »
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...Read more »
we owned this vehicle for several years then gave it to my niece and she had it for about 6 months before the accident. Somehow control of the vehicle was lost and flipped over down into a ditch and exploded into flames. My niece's body was burned so bad they had to take dental records to... Read more »
Have been going to local vet for 6 years, and they know our dog slips out of slip leash. Now I only use harness and told them to use this week. They didn't and dog got out os slip leash, and gate left open during walk. Our dog ran across 5 lane highway, made it, but then gone. Vet call me... Read more »
We were both adopted 40 years ago and just found our birth parents. Our father was murdered and his family sued the city for 1.2 million dollars. The clerk told us the money was put in a trust for his 2 daughters. We had no idea and are unsure what to do next.
Go to the courthouse. Get the records of the estate which will say how the trust is. Contact a member of the NC Assn for Justice --they give free consults.Chances are you can do nothing as you were given other parents the estate of your biological father would be under no duty to notify you or your...Read more »
You would have a claim under workers comp and social security death benefits and possible VA benefits if he was a veteran. Suggest you contact a member of the NC Assn for Justice to see if any other claims.They give fee consults,.
my daughter is divorced, and not married anymore. She was killed in Rock Hill SC, but lived in Charlotte NC. I just want to clear everything that pertains to her. her Ex husband has their three Kids which is not an issue, but to handle her affairs I want to know what I need to do to be the... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear about her loss. If she was not at fault in the wreck there may be a "crashworthiness " case. You should consult a member of the SC Assn for Justice such as Carl Jacobson in Charleston. He givers free consultations. The estate would be in N.C.
my mother was in the hospital and her heart stopped sometime in the middle of the night or in the morning they did not realize it until they went to bring her medicines that morning, they didnt have the volume turned up on the vitals monitoring machine to be alerted if something was wrong, they... Read more »
If you have been driving the person around who is clearly to intoxicated to drive in their own vehicle and you then get out and allow them to drive their self i and they get in a wreck and die in the state of nc can you get in trouble
Need more facts.If you are that person you need to a)stay off of social media including this website b) don't discuss any of this on social media--in fact ask to have this taken down c)consult an attorney immediately.
Have never been married to each other or anyone else. The death of the son involves a wrongful death suit. The fathers name is on the birth certificate and he paid child support. Would legitimization play a part in this case or is the father unable to inherit from the wrongful death settlement?... Read more »
If the person died without a will, the estate will likely be distributed according to intestate succession which means parents will likely inherit the estate assuming no one else is first in line. Being legitimate or not has nothing to do with inheritance unless paternity is contested - which it...Read more »
May be a question of amount. If you had an attorney for the estate ask them. To avoid issues with taxing authorities if the amount is more than a few dollars may be a good idea but speak to your attorney or at least the register of wills for your county.
You have to decide if you want an autopsy. Do understand that the fact she had a bleed out doesn't necessarily prove substandard care. However what you need is a member of the NC Trial Lawyers Assn /Assn for Justice who handles medical & nursing home cases. They give free consultations.
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