Q My sister hadn't spoken to our father in 10 years before he was killed. Does she get the same portion of the damages as my brothers and me?
ANot necessarily. The law also does not require that everyone receive an equal share of the damages recovered. Occasionally, a major challenge for the lawyer representing the personal representative of the beneficiaries is resolving the question of who the beneficiaries are and how to assign the amount of damages to each beneficiary.