my friends greg and janice have been together for 17 years. greg runs the philly office of megaforce records, janice is a chemestry Ph.D.. last april, a taxi they were riding in was broadsided by a guy without a license who ran a red light. janice's collar bone was pulverized. greg broke his arms, numerous ribs, ruptured his spleen, and broke his neck in two places.
at the hospital, janice was horrified to discover that she wasn't allowed to make any medical decisions about greg's wellbeing because they hadn't had a marriage ceremony. when they got out of the hospital, they figured it was time to take care of that.
the guy who hit them, if you're wondering, got a $400 fine.