Tag Archives: Wrongful Death Actions

If someone dies in a car accident and he is not at fault, who receives the insurance settlement monies, the people named in the will or the heirs-at- law?

The proceeds of a wrongful death action are paid to the statutory wrongful death beneficiaries or the intestate heirs.  This is often the spouse and children, with grandchildren receiving the portion of their pre-deceased parent.  The spouse gets 50% and the children split 50% equally between them.   If there are no children the spouse gets...
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