Superseding Cause Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Superseding Cause, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Superseding Cause?

(n) Superseding cause is the cause which occurred later which eventually lead to the accident and loss. Eg.If a person is hospitalized due to an accident, dies of a reaction to medicine by the failure to try test dose it amount to superseding cause. The real cause of accident is termed as superseding cause to make a person guilty.