It is so easy to forget just how fragile human life actually is. On a day-to-day basis, we go about our business, often having to expend great strength and effort just to get things done. We don’t have time to dwell on our inherent frailty. In fact, many young people are so detached from the idea of mortality that they may feel invincible.
No one is invincible. This truth extends from the smallest baby in the crib to the healthiest, strongest person you know. Perhaps we rarely contemplate our frailty or the frailty of others because it simply too frightening to do so. Sadly, sometimes unexpected circumstances can force the issue to the front of our minds.
If you should lose a loved one in an accident or due to some other unforeseen event, you may find yourself in a state of shock as well as bereavement. The reality of such a loss can be hard to comprehend. It could also be very difficult to focus on how the loss will affect you and your family from a financial standpoint.
Nonetheless, it is important to examine your present and future economic needs. In the short term, there will likely be a funeral and other costs that must be covered. Long term, if the deceased was an important contributor to the household finances, you could be facing serious monetary hardships.
At Purchase, George & Murphey, we have experience helping clients who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We can investigate the cause of the incident to determine who may hold liability. We handle a wide range of cases including wrongful death caused by such things as car accidents, defective products and dangerous drugs. You can read more about our services on this website.