Test yourself

The following are the elements of negligence. Can you match the definitions with the elements?

damage, causation, breach of duty, duty

1.  (1 p.) — the claimant suffered actual injuries or losses.

2.  (1 p.) — the defendant’s conduct caused the claimant’s harm

3.  (1 p.) — the defendant’s conduct violated that duty

4.  (1 p.) — the defendant owed a duty of care to the person who was injured

Now think about the logical sequence of the elements in the chain of causation to prove negligence and win a suit.

5.  (1 p.)

6.  (1 p.)

7.  (1 p.)

8.  (1 p.)