Whether the death of a loved one is due to a car accident, truck accident, boating accident, motor cycle accident, work injury, or nursing home abuse, the money obtained through a verdict or settlement is subject to probate law. If one has a will or not, wrongful death money is distributed according to intestate succession. However, if a personal injury claim is brought with a wrongful death claim, the personal injury money goes to the beneficiaries/devisees under the will. If there is no will, the money is distributed by intestate succession. Wrongful death cases present several legal hurdles at all phases of the case.