663-7  Survival of cause of action.  A cause of action arising out of a wrongful act, neglect, or default, except a cause of action for defamation or malicious prosecution, shall not be extinguished by reason of the death of the injured person.  The cause of action shall survive in favor of the legal representative of the person and any damages recovered shall form part of the estate of the deceased.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 663-7

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.