intervening force

Definition of "intervening force"
  1. It's an event or occurrence that takes place after an act of negligence has already been committed and leads to an injury
How to use "intervening force" in a sentence
  1. The strong wind was considered an intervening force, leading to the sign falling on the parked car even after maintenance was negligence.
  2. Although the driver was speeding, the cat suddenly running onto the road was recognized as an intervening force that caused the accident.
  3. The factory thought its negligent waste disposal was the main issue, but the flooding was deemed an intervening force, spreading the waste further.

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