You were involved in an accident. What happens if we can’t prove causation in your case? Causation is a legal theory that shows the harms and losses that someone suffers must have been the result or caused by somebody else’s carelessness or failure to act. Many times it’s done in a what’s called ‘but for’ test. In other words, “but for the driver driving carelessly, you wouldn’t have been hurt”. So that is the causation test. There must be a link between the other driver’s carelessness and the injury you suffered.
If you come down with something that’s completely caused by a different source, it can’t be attributed back to the other driver’s negligence or failure to act carefully. If we cannot show the link between the other driver’s carelessness and your injuries, then we can’t prove the case because there is no link and causation. This often requires the services of a trained attorney, such as myself, to evaluate your case and help you make a decision about the issues of causation. If you’re reading this, you have questions. I have answers. I’d like you to pick up the phone and call me at 559-436-0850.