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FATAL ACCIDENTS ACT, 1855

 

Sections

CONTENTS

 

 

Preamble

 

1

Suit for compensation to the family of a person for loss occasioned to it by his death by actionable wrong

 

2

Not more than one suit to be brought

 

3

Plaintiff shall deliver particulars etc

 

4

Interpretation-clause

 

 

FATAL ACCIDENTS ACT, 1855

XIII OF 1855

27th March, 1855

An Act to provide compensation to families

for loss occasioned by the death of a person caused by actionable wrong.

             Preamble: Whereas no action or suit is now maintainable in any Court against a person who, by his wrongful act, neglect or default, may have caused the death of another person, and it is often-times right and expedient that the wrong-doer in such case should be answerable in damages for the injury so caused by him: It is enacted as follows:-

            1.       Suit for compensation to the family of a person for loss occasioned to it by his death by actionable wrong: Whenever the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, and the act neglect or default is such as would (if death had not ensued) have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof, the party who would have been liable if death had not ensued shall be liable to an action or suit for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and although the death shall have been caused under such circumstances as amount in law to felony or other crime.

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