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Proximate Cause II

Proximate Cause II

Continue exploring the contours of proximate cause by taking a look at what will break the causal chain, as well as the impact of various intervening and superseding causes on the original defendant’s liability.


Continuing with our discussion of proximate cause, let's talk about the role of intervening persons or forces. This video discusses the effect on proximate cause where some event, which occurred after the defendant’s negligent act but before the plaintiff’s injury, contributed to the occurrence of the injury along with the defendant’s negligence.

The mere fact that an outside force intervened and contributed to the injury will not absolve the defendant of liability. However, intervening...

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