From time to time auto collisions are severe. Recently, I signed up a client who was severely injured in an auto collision. The other driver (who was at fault for failing to yield) died upon impact because of a number of reasons but he was not wearing a seat belt, and in combination with a severe impact did not help his chances of survival.
My client, was concerned, with what happens when the at-fault driver is no longer around to answer for his negligence or improper behavior which caused severe injuries to my client. The fact remains that the law provides for this situation. What must happen is in short the Probate Court must be contacted immediately to determine if the relatives have submitted his will for probate. If not, a claim must be filed to protect the injured party from having the assets of the estate disbursed. Once the assets of an estate have been disbursed or probated, they are no longer a part of an estate and there could be nothing other than the insurance policy to seek. When you have a severe injury, such as my client it means you have to make a difficult decision quickly in order to protect what assets my be available to pay for medical bills.
If you or a loved one has been injured either in an auto collision or some other personal injury and the at fault party has died, you should contact an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney immediately to protect your rights. Acting slow can be detrimental and could make you responsible for some other persons bad behavior. Call 770-948-5454 today to see what your legal rights are and how you can protect yourself!