Proximate Cause

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Definition of Proximate Cause

Proximate cause is the main reason for an injury, and it is one element in a personal injury claim which must be proven by the plaintiff to receive compensation in a car accident claim. Plaintiffs in a car accident claim must prove that the accident and injury would not have happen but for the negligent actions of the defendant. Proximate cause does not absolutely prove the claim. In addition to proximate cause, the plaintiff must also prove injury or loss.

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