Walpole Law | Robert J. Walpole
Go to the courthouse to see who the attorney was who represented you, or, if no attorney, the attorney representing the other side. Call either to see if you can be given paperwork. If no lawsuit was filed, then the amount of the settlement was so low it was not required to be filed to settle the case. You should also retain an attorney to see if you can file a lawsuit after you turn 18. Note that any lawsuit you file has to be filed before you turn 19.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
Get a hold of the attorney that represented your interests and ask what money will be received and when. If you don't know who the attorney is look up your case in the court in which it was brought (online if they have that service or in person if not) and you will be able to id your attorney. Also the local Probate Court may have a file if more than $5k was paid out when you were a minor.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
The Bryan Law Firm, L.L.C. | Douglas L. Bryan
Assuming your settlement was for more than $10,000, when you turn 18 your parents (or whoever was appointed as your tutor) would be responsible for filing a final accounting. If they fail or refuse to do so, you can ask the court to force them to. If they've mishandled your money, you can sue them for that.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
End, Hierseman & Crain, LLC | J. Michael End
Check the court records for the court approval of the settlement. The petition for approval of the settlement should be in the court file. The information might also be available on CCAP, the web site Circuit Court Access Program.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
Start with the County Clerk's office. The case would have been brought in your name or one of your parents. You can get a copy of the court order approving the settlement. That will give you the name of the attorney. Call the attorney and ask what bank the the trust account was set up in (that might be in the court order as well). This will give you the information about the terms of the settlement and when you can have access to your funds.
Answer Applies to: New York