It is hard to keep track of what to do when you lose a loved one to a car accident or other personal injury. There is a rapid series of events like the accident, the hospital stay and afterward. Then there is figuring out where you go from here.
There are a lot of costs involved and if you know what to expect, you may be able to navigate things more smoothly around your grief.
While there are some accidents where a death occurs at the scene, many victims go to hospitals in an effort to save their lives. Doctors do everything they can. Sometimes it is not enough. However, the costs of those efforts require payment. These costs include ambulance rides to costly surgery that may run you tens of thousands of dollars. It all depends on your case.
According to the National Funeral Directors Association, funerals for Indiana residents tend to range between $6,953 and $7,868. The main difference in cost is whether you decide to bury or cremate your loved one. However, many other costs go into the total.
Certain basic services occur with every funeral. Embalmings may be optional but many funeral homes require them for open casket services. If you opt for a burial, the cemetery may require a vault. This may increase the cost.
When navigating these costs, it is important to lean on your information and resources. The more you know about your unique case, the more likely you may have a case for compensation.