Not likely; what advise did your attorney provide?
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If your husband was not injured in the accident then he does not have a claim against the insurance company. However, whatever you choose to do with your settlement check is up to you. Really need more information to answer the question properly.
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If your husband wasn't involved the settlement is your. You suffered the injuries you are entitled to compensation for the damages.
When a married person is injured, there are two claims: the person's claim for personal injury, and the spouse's claim for what is known as "loss of consortium." The settlement check will be issued in the names of "Jane Doe, married, and John Doe, her husband," and both of you will be expected to sign the release.
The bank will require both of your signatures to cash the check. If you and your husband cannot agree on how this money will be divided, do not sign the check, and consult a divorce lawyer.
The money is yours to keep, but if you are working, you may want to contribute to the expenses. You can find a job on careerbuilder.com. Good luck.
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