proximate cause



Active, direct, and efficient cause of loss in insurance that sets in motion an unbroken chain of events which bring about damage, destruction, or injury without the intervention of a new and independent force. Also called direct cause.

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  • If something happens at your workplace that forces you into a proximate cause without insurance you must be very careful that nothing else bad happens.

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  • The proximate cause may be unknown but it can have big repercussions to your business and its long term future.

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  • The doctor's proximate cause case was finally due to be seen before the grand jury, but overcome with nervousness, he jumped out the bathroom window.

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