There are two types of money damages that family members can receive after the passing of a loved one because of someone else’s negligence. The first type of damage is for the financial losses suffered by the family members. These losses may include claims for loss of support, voluntary assistance, and possible inheritance, as well as medical and funeral expenses incidental to death. Pecuniary loss, the legal term for financial loss, arising from the death of a wage earner may be calculated based on the lost loved one’s earning potential. These financial losses can also include loss of parental guidance and care, as well as moral and intellectual training that the person who died provided to the family. The second type of damage that may be recovered is for the pain suffered by your deceased family member before his/her death. This includes any pre-impact terror suffered by your family member and any suffering that occurred after the incident happened but before your family member passed away.