If your father died without a will, you would be entitled to a share of the proceeds of the estate. Estate Powers and Trust laws sect 4-1.1 governs the distribution of an estate when one dies without a will. Consult an attorney but the statute dictates that the surviving spouse takes the first $50k plus half of the residual estate, and issue (children) take a representative share if the balance. This you and your sister would get equal shares.
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As Mr. Gennarelli indicates, your entitlement to a portion of the settlement proceeds will be a function of whther or not there is a will and its terms. You should be able to get a copy of the wrongful death compromise petition which will state who gets what and how much. If it appears you are getting nothing or what you believe is not the proper share, consult with an attorney before the compromise order is signed.
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You do not indicate whether or not you are receiving any benefits because of your disability or if the receipt of any settlement proceeds might impair your ability to collect in the future. Since you do not explain why you have not been involved in the process, these may be factors that need to be taken into consideration in deciding what you should/can do.
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