survival statute

Definition of "survival statute"
  1. A law that allows lawsuits for personal harm to continue even after the injured individual has passed away
How to use "survival statute" in a sentence
  1. The survival statute allowed the victim's family to continue with the lawsuit after the victim passed away.
  2. Because of the survival statute, the claim for damages for her injuries didn't end with her death.
  3. In light of the survival statute, the deceased's family upheld the personal injury lawsuit.

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