IF the lawsuit occurred in Florida and your father recognized you in terms of child support and you were under 25 at the time of his death you would have a claim. Also, if you were over 25 and dependent on your father for support you would also have a claim. I would have a lawyer in the jurisdiction where the settlement occurred take a look at it.
No you don't have to take the first offer. Under Florida law there are certain requriements that you have to meet such as having a permanent injury before you can recover for pain and suffering. You should have an attorney evaluate your claim. Most will do it at no cost to you. If there is enough value to the claim the lawyer will be willing to take the case on a contingent fee basis.
Generally speaking they can only ask you questions concerning the accident. If you are particularly concerned about something that might be borderline relevant lawyers can ask the judge in advance for a ruling that the questions not be asked.
If an autopsy was done that links her death to Plavix you may have something that can be pursued. Unfortunately, under Florida law adult children do not have a claim for the death of a parent if it was caused by medical malpractice. I would urge you to pursue an attorney in St. Petersburg. You need to do so quickly as there is a 2 year statute of limitations. You can get the statue extended 90 days by the filing of a petition to extend. In St. Pete you might contact attorney Tom Masterson. He...
You probably cannot avoid a jury trial because either side has the right to request one and once requested they get it. On the other hand I don't share your concerns about jury trials. We have tried cases of people divorced or children out of wedlock and it really doesn't make a difference. In our bigger cases we use jury consultants who have psychological backgrounds and steer our questioning and jury selection in ways to avoid people who would judge you for that type of thing. In fact I once...
The simple answer is that you really should get an attorney to help you. Cases against drunk drivers tend to have more value than if the other driver simply was negligent. I would contact an attorney as quickly as possible so that no evidence is lost.
Adding to the answer you already received, it may be that the double vision was a risk of the procedure and could occur with the absence of negligence. I think an atty would have to know more about how the anesthetic was administered before a determination could be made as to whether there is a claim. Additionally, it would be important to know whether the double vision is predicted to be permanent. As you were earlier advised, don't forget that there is a two year statute of limitations.
The critical issue is determining why she fell and documenting it. For example, if there was an unmarked step down, or steps of an improper heighth, or materials such as broken wine bottles she may well have a claim. If she simple lost her balance for no apparent reason it would not be a good claim. In essence you have to prove that there was some negligence on the part of the store owner