A: Is the financial loss to a family as a result of a person suffering injury or death.
What does that mean in real terms? It means if someone is permanently injured, and can no longer go to work and earn a living, then they have lost the ability to support their family financially. This can be very significant if they were earning a steady living and if their family depended upon them for their livelihood and daily expenses.
In a death case, we always look to see if there is a financial loss to the family as a result of that loved ones death. The financial impact to surviving family is often devastating. Significant problems arise when the person who died is young and was not working or was elderly and also was not working. In order to fully evaluate a potential pecuniary loss claim there are many factors that have to be investigated.