There are three types of damages available to survivors in a wrongful death lawsuit. There are the economic damages which are based on the case your attorney makes for the financial losses and loss of services suffered because of the death of this individual. There are also non-economic losses that include the loss of love, companionship, affection and nurturing. A third type of compensation–punitive damages– are sometimes awarded to the survivors in cases where the court or jury wants to further punish the defendant for intentional and, in some instances, extremely outrageous, willful and wanton conduct, and send a message to others that this should never happen again.

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