Q In a Wrongful Death Case, can I receive the fully policy limit?
Yes! In a Albemarle County wrongful death case, your attorney can request in writing to find out the limits of the Defendant's policy. You, the Plaintiff, provide the date of the car crash, name and last known address of the Defendant, a copy of the accident report, and, if available, the claim number to the Defendant's insurance company. You must also submit the death certificate of the decedent, the names and relationships of any benefactors, any medical bills and any relevant expected wage-loss documentation. The Defendant should respond within 30 days in writing, regardless of whether the insurer contests the applicability of the policy to the personal representative's claim.