Last week we asked our legal network to advise us on how to be prepared for a time when you are not able to speak for yourself due to an injury or other unlikely circumstance. As morbid as it is to think about being in this situation, it is better to be prepared before you find yourself unable to advocate for your rights. Power of attorney and health directives are not in most of our everyday vernaculars, so we have awarded our network members with the most informative comments this week.

Below, we’ve awarded the comments we found most valuable. Check back later in the week for our followup article.