I think it's usually not about the money. A wrongful death lawsuit is helpful to many victims' families for reasons besides the money. I'm remembering the wrongful death suit against OJ and how the Goldman's fought and won. It wasn't about getting money for themselves, but to facilitate the loss of money for the murderer of their son was and is priceless. IMO. That lawsuit really stuck it to OJ and he's probably still furious about it. I laugh out loud at this.