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.)

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 10-7-8

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