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My sister was recently killed in an Illinois motorcycle crash. What can I do to protect my young niece and nephew?

We are sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your sister. Whether the crash occurred on a major Illinois interstate such as I-90 or a local road such as Old Grand Ave in Gurnee, the grief can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to understand how another driver’s negligent actions could have cost your sister her life, your niece and nephew their mother, and you your sister.

There are, however, things that you can do to help your niece and nephew in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and in the years to come. For example, you can:

  • Be an emotional support. More than anything your niece and nephew need to know that they are loved and that they will continue to be cared for after their mother’s tragic death.
  • Talk about their mom and honor her memory. You can make sure that they always know about their mom and that her name is not forgotten within the family or the community.
  • Protect their financial future. Your niece and nephew are suffering enough. They shouldn’t also suffer financially because their mom is no longer there to provide for them.


An accident recovery may help your sister’s estate recover the money that is needed to do some of these things. For more information on what you can do to protect your niece and nephew, please browse our free videos and please contact us directly for more information.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham