Most of us have thought from time to time about what the consequences might be if we were to be injured in an accident that was caused by someone else. But less often do we contemplate what would happen if it was a loved one who was the victim -- and worse, what if the injury that he or she suffered was a fatal one?
Even if you have not been personally involved in an accident, the avoidable loss of an immediate family member -- a parent, a sibling or a child -- can be devastating in multiple ways. The loss of a mother or father can deprive the surviving spouse of support and companionship, and the children of that parent’s support and guidance. And of course there is the loss of income if a wage earning parent dies.