My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: New York
So we've recruited a pretty big law firm to handle our case. Our original lawyer was replaced (He didn't pay us to much attention anyways)
Short story: 2008 my father was the victim of a reckless driver that was being pursued (lights off not on) by two police cars, he was in the back seat of a small SUV and a women with psych/med problems ignored a light on a busy intersection and slammed in to 4 cars injuring a few people, he was the only fatality. She was charged with a form of homicide not man slaughter.
He was 88 years old at the time he passed and was living off social security so whomever calculated that our case is only worth the maximum payout of 50,000. After that figure being settled the lawyer of course is charging a 33% fee for settling with the insurance, my question is there anyway I can settle with the insurance company myself so we might not have to pay the 33% lawyer fee?
Also about the two police cars pursuing the woman and not being able to respond/stop her in time (before she slammed in to 4 cars..) would there be a case?
I have absorbed all of my fathers debt/funeral fee's and I have been absolutely frustrated with lawyers that pay no attention to me and my family. Any advice would be much appreciated
PS: I have this thread subscribed to my email account which I receive on my smart phone if anymore details are needed. Thank you so much for your time.