Is a defendant liable for any injuries caused or contributed to by his or her negligence?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from T.W.N.A. et al v. Clarke et al, 2001 BCSC 1177 (CanLII):

In Athey v. Leonati, 1996 CanLII 183 (SCC), [1996] 3 S.C.R. 458, the court held that a defendant is liable for any injuries caused or contributed to by his or her negligence and that the presence of other non-tortious contributing causes does not reduce the extent of the liability.

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