First, I am very sorry for your loss. With regard to the settlement does your son have children? Who controls his estate? Was he a minor? The check is likely made to the estate of.......
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Oh my . . . I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
I can't even imagine.
Did you have legal counsel helping you reach that settlement? If so, that is the place to start. If not, reach out to a local personal injury attorney and let them know you can pay them a flat fee to resolve all of the outstanding bill issues -- an experienced attorney can probably negotiate payments that will leave more of the dollars in your pocket.
As if that matters . . .
Again, I am so sorry.
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I'm sorry for your loss. Don't sign a settlement release for the money until your lawyer negotiates the bills down to 5-10 cents on the dollar, or the bills could eat up the recovery.
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