The action shall not abate by the death of the injured party or the tort-feasor. If the plaintiff dies pending the action, the person next in order entitled to bring the action, by order of the court, shall be made plaintiff therein.

Terms Used In North Dakota Code 32-21-05

  • Person: means an individual, organization, government, political subdivision, or government agency or instrumentality. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.