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What is "Causation?"

Did you know that if you are unable to prove causation in your case, you will be thrown out of court without receiving a dime in compensation? It's true.

Causation is that critical link between the wrongdoing and your injury.

In New York we must show that carelessness (or negligence) was a substantial factor in causing or contributing to your injury. If it was not, then a jury will never get to compensate you. If it was a substantial factor in causing your injury, then the jury is obligated to award you compensation.