I live in Maryland but my grandmother recently passed away in South Carolina. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by her children, my mother included and I knew nothing about it until my mother said she signed papers for a settlement along with her siblings. My mother lives in Maryland but the lawsuit was filed in South Carolina. My question is do I or any of my grandmother's grandchildren have any legal right to the settlement?
No. The generation before you are the ones that have legal standing in that regard. Grandkids can only step into their shoes if one dies, and then it is only as a matter of inheritance of the claim through probate.
Reverse it should have been filed in place of death or residence of the person who died. Wrongful death case brought in the name of the estate
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