What is the burden on a plaintiff to prove that their injuries were caused by negligence?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Hancott v. Barnes, 2015 BCSC 1308 (CanLII):

The burden is on a plaintiff to prove causation. He must establish the defendant’s negligence caused both his injuries and the resulting losses (e.g. non-pecuniary loss or lost wages): “The former is concerned with establishing the existence of liability; the latter with the extent of that liability” (Blackwater v. Plint, 2001 BCSC 997, at para. 363).

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