Listen to your attorney. I presume s/he has already determined that the defendant (now the Estate) has no assets other than the insurance policy -- which is fairly typical. You are not suing "the other insurance", you are suing the other driver (or vehicle owner). You may have a claim with your own insurance -- if you have Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy. Again, listen to your attorney.
You should consult local counsel to discuss the facts of your case, review the employment agreement, and the specific non-compete language. Generally, non-competes are valid if (among other things) they are supported by consideration and are reasonably limited to scope and duration. Your agreement may also have an attorneys' fees provision which allows the prevailing party to recover fees and costs if there is a dispute regarding the validity (or invalidity)of the contract terms. Retain local...
You should have signed a fee agreement which spells out what, if any, costs you're responsible for irrespective of who does the "dropping". This is the contract between you and your attorney. Look it over.
As with most legal questions, facts are everything. I agree with previous posts that LLC could be sued, the more relevant question is whether there is a legitimate basis. For example, were you acting on behalf of LLC at the time? If yours was truly a hypothetical -- you need do nothing more. If your "let's say" scenario truly occurred -- retain local counsel.
Your son's injuries appear to be substantial and warrant consultation with local counsel -- at a minimum. Counsel will be able to explore the facts of your case: what about this step caused your son's injury? Was this a maintenance issue? Should homeowner (or church) have inspected before sponsoring event? Was there prior notice of some defect? Etc. Insurance coverage will depend on the policy language. There may or may not be coverage under the Church's policy. Local counsel should be able to...
Thankfully (from your description) you weren't too seriously injured. To answer your question, what's an "acceptable settlement" is really up to you -- whether you retain an attorney or continue on your own. Typically, many factors are involved in evaluating an injury claim. No two accidents are alike just as no two claimants are alike. Some considerations for you: When did the accident occur (years ago, last week)? Did you require any formal medical treatment (or chiropractic, physical...
Consult with local counsel to protect your mother's residence. By your question, I presume that someone (the plaintiff) has served your mother (the defendant) with a Summons and Complaint (perhaps seeking to quiet title?). WHERE you respond is the same court where action is filed. HOW you respond is (1) get an attorney, (2) file an Answer to the Complaint.
Statute from decedent's State of residence should answer your question -- beneficiaries typically follow this order of preference: spouse, children, etc. Michigan's wrongful death statute is found here: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(simkts55ukcfbhaqfvzs1v2o))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-600-2922
Ms. Border's post is correct. As further clarification, your friend doesn't need to leave a copy of the Proof of Service with "them" (respondent's attorney), and "they" (your friend) will have to sign the Proof of Service.
I am not personally familiar with an "access authorization" form. If you don't sign the form, the insurance company may argue that you are prejudicing their ability to investigate the claim and may claim that you are breaching your duty to cooperate as contained in the policy. Your reluctance to sign is understandable and you should consult with local counsel to review the document so you have a better understanding of what they're asking for and what the consequences are if you refuse to sign.