Sections Particulars
Preamble
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...
1 Short title and extent
(1) This Act may be called the Fatal Accidents Act, 1855. (2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. ...
1A Suit for compensation to the family of a person for loss occasioned to it by his death by actionable wrong
Whenever the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default, and the act, neglect or default is such as would (if death had not ensure...
2 Not more than one suit to be brought
always that not more than one action or suit shall be brought for, and in respect of, the same subject-matter of complaint. Claim for loss to the estate may be...
3 Plaintiff shall deliver particulars, etc
The plaint in any such action or suit shall give a full particular of the person or persons for whom, or on whose behalf, such action or suit shall be brought...
4 Interpretation clause
The following words and expressions are intended to have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively, so far as such meanings are not excluded by the co...
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