Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure in Particular Actions

Death By Wrongful Act

SECTION 10-7-8

§ 10-7-8. Cause surviving death of person liable.

Any cause of action arising under §§ 10-7-5 – 10-7-8 and any action authorized by this chapter shall survive the death of any person liable for damages under the cause of action and may be originally brought against his or her executor or administrator or if brought against the person in his or her lifetime may, in the event of his or her death, be defended by his or her executor or administrator.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 477, § 1A; P.L. 1953, ch. 3215, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 10-7-8; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 30.)