Every action under § 10-7-5 shall be brought by and in the name of the executor or administrator of the deceased person, whether appointed or qualified within or without the state, and the amount recovered in every action under § 10-7-5 shall go to the decedent‘s estate and become part of the estate.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 477, § 1A; P.L. 1953, ch. 3215, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 10-7-6; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 30.)
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 10-7-6
- Decedent: A deceased person.
- Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
- person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6