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Yes, the heirs can buy out her life estate.
However, I'm not sure how she would have a life estate if she has been found 1) not to be married to the man and 2) she is not an heir.
He could have left her a life estate in the will, that is certainly possible and if so the heirs could buy her out of that share.
She, through you, her guardian, could also sue the estate and recover for the injuries, medical bills, etc.
Texas allows a lawsuit against a spouse for injuries received in a car wreck and since he is deceased the lawsuit would therefore have to be against his estate.
However, the statute of limitations on car wrecks is two years and, in addition, there can be issues if a claim is not filed against the estate after the "notice to creditors" is issued.
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