The Fatal Accidents Act, 1855

( ACT NO. XIII OF 1855 )

An Act to provide compensation to families for loss occasioned by the death of a person caused by actionable wrong.
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:-