§ 32-21-01 When action for death by wrongful act maintainable
§ 32-21-02 Measure of recovery
§ 32-21-03 Who may bring action
§ 32-21-04 Recovery exempt from decedent’s debts
§ 32-21-05 Action not abated by death
§ 32-21-06 Compromise of action

Terms Used In North Dakota Code > Chapter 32-21

  • children: includes children by birth and by adoption. See North Dakota Code 1-01-18
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute means the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.