The vast majority of claims are settled presuit. Generally, a settlement draft is tendered to the claimant and a release is received in return. On occasion however, the death of a claimant may occur, related or not, before finalization of the settlement process. When this happens a legal substitution for the claimant is necessary.
Ramey & Kampf, P.A., often assists in such matters through the process of creation
and administration of an estate on behalf of the deceased claimant, when an estate
does not otherwise exist. Our attorneys are experienced in the procedures necessary for the appointment of a personal representative, gathering of information and documentation, and administration of summary estates.
Typically, survivors are immediate family who are dealing with an untimely death
and uncertain future. This situation is appreciated by our attorneys who work with
compassion yet remain objective. After the estate is established, settlement proceeds are tendered and distributed to the surviving beneficiaries. A release is received from the personal representative followed by closure of the estate and your file.
Settlement of insurance claims following the death of a claimant requires knowledge of insurance law, empathy for survivors and the ability not to undermine the settlement process. The attorneys at Ramey & Kampf, P.A. are proud to say they have all these skills and have a list of representative cases to prove it.
If you need to handle an insurance claim related to the administration of an estate, turn to the experienced lawyers on our team. We offer consultations where you can discuss the details of your case before you choose to retain our services. To make an appointment, call our office in Tampa at 813-241-0123 or contact us online.