Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure Generally

Causes of Action

SECTION 9-1-21

§ 9-1-21. Effect of death of party on statute of limitations.

If any person, for or against whom any causes of action enumerated in this chapter accrue, dies before the time limited for bringing action, or within sixty (60) days after the expiration of that time, and the cause of action survives, the action may be commenced by or against the executor or administrator of the deceased person, as the case may be, at any time not more than one year after the appointment of the executor or administrator of the person so dying, and not afterwards, if barred by the provisions of this chapter; provided, however, that any such action shall be brought within three (3) years after the death of the person and not after.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 255; G.L. 1909, ch. 284, § 8; G.L. 1923, ch. 334, § 8; G.L. 1938, ch. 510, § 8; G.L. 1956, § 9-1-21; P.L. 1984, ch. 410, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 14.)