Each state has its own laws relating to wrongful death cases. It can be quite complex. Your Uncle's lawyer should be advising him on the merits of the case, what can be recovered and the reasonableness of any pending offers.
You should speak to an attorney to discuss this case. There are many issues that effect the answer to your question. The first being whether the woman who injured you has any assets that you could attach in order to satisfy a judgment or recover a settlement?
See a lawyer. Good luck!
I agree with my colleagues. If I were you I would consult with an immigration lawyer to discuss how it happened that your mother came in on a visitor visa and now wants to adjust status. The specific facts are critical in determining whether it is safe to seek adjustment now. Do not make a decision based on advice of a paralegal.
You can begin processing the paperwork for your green card as soon as you marry. Once married, you do not need to leave the US. Once you file the entire process takes about 5 - 6 months. You should get your work authorization a couple months before it is final.
I highly recommend you retain counsel to assist with the process to make sure it goes smoothly. I am a little concerned about your comment, "we plan on getting married before this date so that we can continue live together and so...
Is your fiance a US citizen? Are you currently in jail? I think you need to speak to an immigration lawyer before you do anything. Are you merely asking how to get married or are you concerned about your immigration status?
First, I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. Second, it is impossible to know whether your mother passed away due the negligence of the dentist based on the information you provided. I highly recommend you schedule an appointment to meet with a medical malpractice lawyer in your area. Most malpractice lawyers will not charge for an initial consultation.
I wish you the best of luck. Again, my condolances.
No, it makes no difference that you are applying from the same address. But, your boyfriend must be either a high school graduate or in school. I doubt his employer will want to admit to hiring an undocumented alien. Talk to a lawyer to help him find ways to prove he was here 5 years. But, do not apply until he has his ged or is in school.