I'm suing for damages after a 2009 car accident and only looking at about 7500 before lawyer & med fees. They are trying to push me into no deposition & no court appearance. My lawyer thinks i should take this offer HOWEVER, I just found out that the person I'm suing is no longer alive (separate incident). Does this make a difference? Could it help my case if she died due to reckless driving? The obituary didn't state cause of death but my lawyer didn't care that she was deceased yet I feel like this could make a difference & should be looked into.
If I decided to go to trial (which i prob wouldn't anyway), doesn't the person i'm suing have to appear? What happens in situations like this? My lawyer stated that I could get anywhere between 7500-12,500 but now he wants me to settle for 7500
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