As it relates to a wrongful death lawsuit, a pecuniary loss is defined as the financial loss you may experience as a family member of a person who has died due to someone else's negligence. This can include the loss of emotional support, loss of financial support, and travel, medical, and funeral expenses. In addition, it will also include interest from the time of the loved one's passing. When determing what the family members will recover, the jury will look at what income the person made before their death and calculate what the person would be making in the future. With all of these things into consideration, the amount of compensation that will be given to family members for pecuniary losses is determined.