If someone causes an injury but then dies of unrelated causes, what happens to your personal injury claim? Many people don’t want to have to file a lawsuit against someone who has passed away and add another burden to his/her loved ones.
Luckily in Massachusetts, the law allows you to pursue any available insurance without having to bring a claim directly against the person who caused your injuries. This allows you to not have to deal with the estate of the potential defendant at all, and instead focus on the insurance coverage.
The only downside to this is that you’ll be limited to recovering whatever amount of insurance the person had. So, in a case with catastrophic injuries and limited insurance, this might not be the best option.
At Marcotte Law Firm, we have experience dealing with these tricky situations. We counsel our clients to ensure that we choose the most effective path in resolving our client’s claims.