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    Negligence and Proximate Cause

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    In a lawsuit, if the plaintiff is successful in proving that the defendant's negligence was the actual cause of injury, the plaintiff must also show that the defendant proximately caused the injury. This is called proximate cause; it is also referred to as legal cause. What is the gist of proximate cause? Why do courts struggle with this concept?

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    The main gist of proximate cause is that it is the primary cause or reason that triggers a sequence of events or leads to the accident, injury or damage, particularly in the case of negligence. This is the main ...

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    This solution discusses negligence and proximate cause.