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proximate cause

The primary or moving cause of an injury.

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In a trucking case, one proximate cause could be the driver's negligence, and another could be the employer's negligence in entrusting a vehicle to the driver.
Because a plaintiff is allowed to recover from any person or entity-whose actions constitute a proximate cause of the damages sustained, that plaintiff should be allowed to introduce evidence of each such cause.
Noting that accidents can have more than one proximate cause, the court refused, despite the crashworthiness doctrine, to retreat from the "longstanding rule that a plaintiff's negligence is a complete bar to recovery if it contributes to his injuries.
Relying on the so-called subsequent tortfeasor doctrine, the court explained that "an original tortfeasor is considered a proximate cause, as a matter of law, of injuries caused by subsequent negligen[ce]" of the manufacturer of the defective product.
These were the proximate causes of today's inequities that the ultimate causes gave rise to.
Some traditions promote proximate causes that are but contiguous or correlated with today's world order, and their history is written in a presentist fashion (e.
Addressing a proximate cause, such as replacing the glass face on the meter, would not prevent the deficiency from reoccurring.