Remoteness of Damage
In order to recover damages in respect of injury caused by another’s negligence, you must establish that injury of that type was a foreseeable consequence of the negligence. This rule — laid down by the Privy Council in the case Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v. Morts Dock & Engineering Co Ltd, The Wagon Mound  AC 388, and subsequently accepted as correct in terms of English law — is one of a number of mechanisms by which the law limits liability for the consequences of one’s negligence; most notable amongst the others are the principles concerning selection from amongst causally relevant factors and those concerning the existence and scope of the duty of care.
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