Every wrongful death lawsuit will have damages with regard to the wrongful death action. These damages are the basic foundation of the lawsuit’s purpose and intend to compensate the family of the deceased for the loss of their loved one.In your wrongful death case you are entitled to seek damages for the loss of society, which is the social difficulties you will face now that the member of your family is no longer with you. Another loss you can seek damages for is the loss of financial support, especially important if the loved one was a head of household whose income was integral to the support of the family.Grief is an emotional aspect of losing a loved one and you are also able to seek damages related to this factor. Periods of mourning are typical with the unexpected loss of a loved one and they may affect your ability to work and enjoy life for quite some time. Grief damages seek to compensate for this.All of these damages are paid to the next of kin in a wrongful death action, rather than the estate as with survival action. This is because these damages relate to the absence of the deceased in the lives of the next of kin, therefore they are the ones to benefit from this portion of the settlement.There is a lot more to know in regarding the impact a wrongful death action has on your wrongful death settlement distribution. Knowing the differences between survival action and wrongful death action is important when claiming damages. You shouldn’t have to deal with the hassle of a wrongful death claim alone. Let an experienced Chicago wrongful death lawyer at The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. help you compile your case and take it to court. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. 312-263-1080.