Whether you can sue or bring a claim for underinsured motorist benefits depends on several factors. You are supposed to get consent from your company before settling with the other driver's company, but your company may have to show it was prejudiced if you did not. The language release that was signed with the other driver's company may present a problem. Also, it may depend on whether you settled for all or most of the other driver's insurance limits.
You also mention that you have bodily...
I see you live here in Pittsburgh. The driver is essentially correct. Under PA auto law, if you are covered by your own car insurance, then your own insurance company pays your bills up to your medical payment limits. This is true regardless of who is at fault.
If you don't own a car or live with a relative that owns a car, then the driver's insurance company will pay your bills, again up to the limits of medical coverage.
You may also have a separate bodily injury claim against the...
If you have applicable Uninsured Motorist coverage, you can make a claim for your pain and suffering and lost wages. If you have limited tort coverage, your claim may be limited to your lost wages unless the other driver is convicted of the DUI or enters the ARD program or you have a serious injury or permanent serious disfigurement.
You may also have an alcohol related claim for your pain and suffering, lost wages and property damage. If the other driver is a minor you can sue any adult...
It's impossible to say how much a case is worth based on a short description. From your posting it sound like this happened just a few weeks ago. You should wait for a while, several months or longer, to make sure all of the injuries are known. Assuming this happened in PA, minors have until their 20th birthday to sue, so there's no hurry. I suggest you contact an experienced personal injury attorney to handle this matter.
Yes, you can be sued personally. The insurance covering the company truck will cover you as long as you were using the truck with permission. Your company can also be sued if you were on company business or if they entrusted the truck to you knowing you were incapable of driving safely. If you get served with suit papers, turn them in right away to your company and/or the insurance company for the truck.
An estate needs to be raised for your mom. A portion of any settlement is then allocated by the court between the estate (survival claim) and wrongful death claim. The estate's portion, after payment of debts and expenses, is subject to inheritance tax.
You need to contact an attorney that handles this matters. Feel free to go to my website for more information about auto accidents.
I assume you mean that your out-of-pocket medical bills were paid as part of a total settlement of your injury claim. If so, this is permissible. Most contingent fee agreements state that the fee is a percentage of the recovery. The terms of your fee agreement controls.
If you or a relative you live with have car insurance, your medical bills must first be submitted to your car insurance company. If not, then the driver's insurance company will be responsible for your bills. There are medical payment limits which will apply.
My website has additional information which may be useful.
Yes, you need a renunciation from your sister, as others have already said. Keep in mind that if you are appointed as the personal representative (administratrix) there are several deadlines to follow. For instance, if you prepay the inheritance tax within three months of death, there is a small discount.
You can be compensated for all losses, including your lost income. The issue will be how long you should receive this income. I am not sure why your vehicle can not be replaced by the drunk driver's insurance, unless his coverage is not sufficient. If your vehicle is replaced, that should end your claim for income. If the insurance is not sufficient, then you should receive lost income for some period of time, but not indefinitely.