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Causation in Law

- C cannot recover for damage that was not legally caused by D's breach of duty.


- Unable to claim damages that are too remote

The Wagon Mound No.1


The Reasonable Foreseeability Test

- D was not liable for the damage as it was too remote, it was not reasonably foreseeable that the oil would catch on fire.


- Type of damage must be reasonably foreseeable

Bradford v Robinson Rentals


The Type or Kind of Damage

The precise nature of the injury need not be foreseeable

Hughes v Lord Advocate


How the Damage Arises


If the type of damage was foreseeable it does not matter if it is caused in an unforeseeable way

Jolley v Sutton


How the Damage Arises


Accident that occurred was reasonably foreseeable

Smith v Leech Brain and Co


The Extent of the Damage


The extent of the damage need not be foreseeable, but the type still must be

The Wagon Mound No.2


The Extent of the Damage


Even though the risk was small, the consequences were potentially huge and the spread of fire was foreseeable