What is a but for cause?
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Also to know is, what is the but for?
“But For” Test Some states follow the “but for” rule to determine if an event is the proximate cause. This rule considers whether the injury would not have happened but for the defendant's negligent action or omission. However, a defendant cannot be liable for totally unforeseeable injuries.
Additionally, can there be proximate cause without actual cause? Proximate cause, however, has to be determined by law as the primary cause of injury. So, without the proximate cause the injury would not exist. In that way, it's considered an action that resulted in foreseeable consequences without intervention.
One may also ask, what is but for causation?
But For Definition: A test in tort law linking the tort and the damages (aka causation), which are stated as: "but for" the defendant's negligence, the plaintiff would not have been injured. "The test for showing causation is the but for test.
How is actual cause different from proximate cause?
Actual cause versus proximate cause Actual cause refers to the genuine cause of an accident, as we saw above. Proximate cause, on the other hand, is the legal cause, or what the law recognizes as the primary factor of the injury. Proximate cause refers to an action that produces foreseeable legal consequences.