survival action

Definition of "survival action"
  1. A legal process initiated by a personal representative of a deceased person, aiming to recover damages for injuries the deceased suffered, which ultimately resulted in their death
How to use "survival action" in a sentence
  1. The counsel decided to pursue a survival action, seeking damages for the victim's pain and suffering before their death.
  2. Through a survival action, the family aimed to compensate for their loved one's medical expenses incurred due to the fatal accident.
  3. After the victim's sudden demise, a survival action was brought forward by the personal representative to seek damages for the harm done.

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