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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online does not include the actions of the 2024 session of the General Assembly. We expect them to be updated by November 1st.

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Title 14 : Decedents Estates and Fiduciary Relations

Chapter 071 : Actions by and Against Executors and Administrators

Subchapter 003 : Wrongful Death

(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 1491)
  • § 1491. Right of action where death results from wrongful act

    When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of a person or corporation, and the act, neglect, or default is such as would have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof, if death had not ensued, the person or corporation liable to such action shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured and although the death is caused under such circumstances as amount in law to a felony. (Amended 2017, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 7.)