Although we hope all injuries lead to full recoveries, sometimes medical care may not be enough to save the victims of personal injuries. Under the law, there is a legal mechanism to recover compensation for those who have deceased as a result of personal injuries. Wrongful death suits fall within the category of personal injury negligence litigation that may be brought by the representative or family member of the deceased victim. Under wrongful death litigation, both punitive and compensatory compensation may be sought from those whose negligence caused the death. Punitive damages allow for additional compensation over the amount necessary to compensate the family of the decease. Punitive damages are meant to punish the negligent party that caused the death and send a message to the public at large to use reasonable care that will prevent another wrongful death and deprive a family of a loved one. The lawyers and staff at the Perazzo Law Firm have extensive experience and knowledge necessary to recover from the specific area of law known as wrongful death lawsuits. If your loved one passed away as a result of someone’s negligence, you may seek justice beyond incarceration or probations for those responsible.