Title 10
Courts and Civil Procedure — Procedure in Particular Actions

Chapter 7
Death by Wrongful Act

R.I. Gen. Laws 10-7-7



 10-7-7.  Pain and suffering recoverable — Limitation of action.

In an action under 10-7-5, recovery may be had for pain and suffering. Except as otherwise provided, every action under 10-7-5 shall be commenced within three (3) years after the death of the person. With respect to any death caused by any wrongful act, neglect or default which is not known at the time of death, the action shall be commenced within three (3) years of the time that the wrongful act, neglect or default is discovered or, in the exercise of reasonable diligence, should have been discovered.

History of Section.
G.L. 1923, ch. 477, 1A; P.L. 1953, ch. 3215, 1; G.L. 1956, 10-7-7; P.L. 1972, ch. 246, 1; P.L. 1981, ch. 101, 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 435, 1; P.L. 1984, ch. 237, 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, 30.