Bava Kamma 43 - Damages Collected After Death (Torts)

What does the phrase "...and it killed a man or a woman..." teach us? To make the owner of a goring ox liable to redemption payment for the killing of a woman as for a man? No, it is already written: "...if an ox shall gore a man or a woman..."  

Instead, to equate a woman with a man in damages: if a man dies before collecting, his damage payments go to his heirs, so too does a woman - her damage payments go to her heirs and not to her husband - because the husband inherits only the actual assets that the wife possessed at the time of her death.

Art: Edmond And Therese Morbilli by Edgar Degas

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