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

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Agnieszka Janczuk-Gorywoda

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Tilburg University Law School

Maria Manuel Veloso

Independent

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Janczuk-Gorywoda, Agnieszka and Veloso, Maria Manuel, Claims for Non-Pecuniary Losses by 'Third Persons' Upon Death and Injury (2010). Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union (G. Brüggemeier, A. Colombi Ciacchi and G. Comandé, eds., Cambridge University Press 2010) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2635426

Agnieszka Janczuk-Gorywoda (Contact Author)

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Tilburg University Law School ( email )

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Maria Manuel Veloso

Independent ( email )

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