The loss of a loved one due to a sudden tragedy is a horrible experience. Once the initial shock begins to wear off, you might realize that you have to make funeral plans for your loved one. This is incredibly hard, but it is often necessary unless you have someone else who will step in and handle these arrangements.
Unfortunately, a funeral isn’t an inexpensive event. You have to be able to cover the basic costs of the event. This includes having your loved one brought to the funeral home, the cost of the funeral and related expenses, and having the person buried. When it comes to the burial, you will need to have a burial plot for the person.
There are two options you have for your loved one after they pass away. One is that you can have them embalmed and buried. This is often the more expensive option. The alternative is having the person cremated. If you choose cremation, you need to find out your options. There is a chance that you won’t be able to have an open casket with a body if you are going to cremate your loved one.
Either way, the cost of the funeral and related expenses must be paid. Some people have a life insurance policy to help with this. For those who don’t, the entire burden of financing the funeral falls on the loved ones.
If the tragic accident was due to the negligence of another person, you might choose to seek compensation from that person. This might help you to avoid financial ruin by covering some or all of these costs.
Source: Funeral Wise, “A how-to guide for making funeral arrangements,” accessed April 06, 2018