Wrongful Death:

Division of the Settlement Between Relatives

There are a number of variables which determine if the settlement in a Wrongful Death lawsuit must be divided between all relatives, even those not involved in filing the suit. The most important of these factors is the specific state law, which may determine outright how the wrongful death lawsuit settlement is divided. Other factors include the type of action filed and any documents signed by the relatives regarding the lawsuit. An experienced Wrongful Death attorney can guide you through the determining factors and provide a clear answer if the settlement would need to be divided in your case.