Losses in a wrongful death claim are both economic and non-economic.
Economic damage includes direct costs caused by sudden death, including funeral expenses, lost prospect of inheritance, lost wages and financial support, lost household, etc. For example, if your loved one had a lucrative career in the future, and you would inherit money earned by the deceased, you can seek foreclosure for that damage.
The non-economic damage is difficult to quantify, but it is nonetheless very real for the people involved. These include factors such as loss of society, love, camaraderie, leadership, or upbringing. The exact nature of these injuries will vary depending on your relationship with the deceased. For example, suppose you were the spouse of a deceased person. In that case, you are more likely to receive losses for the loss of a breadwinner. In contrast, if you were a child, you are more likely to receive losses for the loss of a parent or upbringing. The amount will also vary depending on the strength of your relationship with the deceased, which you may have to prove in court.