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Can the estate be sued when the max liability insurance limit is not enough to cover loss and the driver responsible for the accident lost his life? If so what steps are required?

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1. first you need to determine as best you can, if the person has enough non-exempt assets to satisfy any judgment. 2. Then determine if probate has been opened, as you will have to sue the estate. 3. Hire an personal injury attorney with experience suing estates and turn it over to her/him, as it is not a do it yourself project.

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1 hour ago, Iam said:

Can the estate be sued when the max liability insurance limit is not enough to cover loss and the driver responsible for the accident lost his life? If so what steps are required?

 

If the insurance company offered limits and you accepted limits and signed a release you are done. There no suing the deceased or his estate because you waived that right when you signed the release.

 

 

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Thanks for your responses. They have been very helpful. I have not accepted the max liability offered. What are non exempt assets that can be targeted in suit on the estate? And how do I find best attorney to handle this type case? Are there companies that can evaluate accessible assets prior to moving forward with a suit ?

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I assume the case involves significant personal injury.  Therefore you should be talking to a personal injury attorney.  Private investigators evaluate the assets possibly available for satisfaction of any judgment.  This site lists attorneys in your area.  So, it is probably a violation of the rules of the site for us to go outside their listings.  See  the "find a lawyer" tab at the top of the page.

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