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SIX VOLUMES:-CONTENTS OF THE
N.B.--THE Figures at the beginning of the line, correspond with the N° at the
Accidents Compensation :
402. Same (as amended by the Committee)
344. Same (as amended by the Committee]
68. Bill to make certain Provisions for Proceedings in Bastardy
AN ACT for compensating the Families of
Persons killed by Accidents.
W person who by his wrongful act, neglect or default
to be main
HEKEAS no Action at Law is now maintainable against Preamble. a person
who by his wrongful act, neglect or default may have caused the death of another person, and it is oftentimes right
and expedient that the wrongdoer in such case should be answerable 5 in damages for the injury so caused by him ; BE it therefore Enacted,
by The QUEEN's most Excellent MAJESTY, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the
same, THAT whensoever any person shall by his wrongful act, neglect An Action 10 or default have caused the death of another person, and the act, tainable
neglect or default is such as would (if death had not ensued) have against any entitled the party injured to maintain an action against such first- ing Death
any of Her Majesty's Courts of Record at West- neglect, &c., minster, and recover damages in respect thereof, then and in every standing the 15 such case the person so causing such death shall be liable to an action the person
for damages resulting therefrom, notwithstanding the death of injured. the person injured, and although the death shall have been caused under such circumstances as amount in law to the offence of Manslaughter.
for the sole
the Heirs to
And be it Enacted, That every such action shall be for the sole Action to be benefit of such person or persons as are entitled to the personal effects benefit of of the deceased ; and in every such action the jury may give such the personal damages as they may think proportioned to the injury resulting from property, acsuch death to the parties for whom and for whose benefit the action the Statute 405.