Claims for Non-Pecuniary Losses by 'Third Persons' Upon Death and Injury
Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union (G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and G. Comandé, eds., Cambridge University Press 2010)
Posted: 29 Jul 2015
Date Written: 2010
This chapter provides a comparative analysis of the impact of fundamental rights on a legal position of persons who experience the death or serious injury of a close person. It shows how the constitutional reading of personality or family rights has enabled the direct relatives of the victim to claim their own damages. Comparative analysis includes: England, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.
Keywords: Comparative Law, Comparative Private Law, Torts, Law of Torts, Indirect Victims, Ricochet Damage
JEL Classification: K10, K13
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