Art. 2344 Offenses and Quasi-Offenses

Art. 2344.  Offenses and quasi-offenses; damages as community or separate property.

Damages due to personal injuries sustained during the existence of the community by a spouse are separate property.

Nevertheless, the portion of the damages attributable to expenses incurred by the community as a result of the injury, or in compensation of the loss of community earnings, is community property.  If the community regime is terminated otherwise than by the death of the injured spouse, the portion of the damages attributable to the loss of earnings that would have accrued after termination of the community property regime is the separate property of the injured spouse.

Acts 1979, No. 709, §1.

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