In a wrongful death case, the estate of the deceased may have a claim for loss of power to work and earn money or loss of income that the decedent was expected to earn over the course of their life time. The estate may also make a claim for and recover for any pain and suffering that the decedent experienced between the time of the injury and death. The estate may also recover any medical bills in the treatment of the decedent as a result of the accident.
In the case of the wrongful death of a child, the surviving parent may be able to recover for loss of a consortium in some instances.
In the case of a surviving spouse, there may also be a claim for loss of consortium.