Fatal Accidents Act 1846

The Fatal Accidents Act 1846 (9 & 10 Vict. c.93), commonly known as Lord Campbell's Act, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, that, for the first time in England and Wales, allowed relatives of people killed by the wrongdoing of others to recover damages.

Fatal Accidents Act 1846
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to provide compensation to families for loss occasioned by the death of a person caused by actionable wrong
Citation9 & 10 Vict. c.93
Territorial extentEngland and Wales
Dates
Commencement1 August 1846 (1846-08-01)
Repealed1 September 1976 (1976-09-01)
Other legislation
Repealed byFatal Accidents Act 1976
Relates toDeodands Act 1846
Status: Repealed