The legal system has procedures in place that could allow someone else to start or complete a given injury case.
Survival action: A procedure that allows for pursuit of a mass tort or personal injury lawsuit.
This action lets someone start or continue a lawsuit on behalf of a deceased individual. The plaintiff takes on the role of a substitute, substituting for the decedent. The substitute plaintiff can recover only those damages that had resulted from events that took place before the decedent’s passing. (more…)