Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code - Section 71.021. Survival Of Cause Of Action
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§ 71.021. SURVIVAL OF CAUSE OF ACTION. (a) A cause of
action for personal injury to the health, reputation, or person of
an injured person does not abate because of the death of the injured
person or because of the death of a person liable for the injury.
(b) A personal injury action survives to and in favor of the
heirs, legal representatives, and estate of the injured person.
The action survives against the liable person and the person's
(c) The suit may be instituted and prosecuted as if the
liable person were alive.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 959, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.
Last modified: August 11, 2007