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What must be proven to win a case in Newfoundland and Labrador?

The law does not provide compensation for every injury. You must prove that someone else was negligent or careless and that it was their negligence or carelessness which caused your injury.


Negligence is conduct that is unreasonable in all the circumstances. The test that courts apply to decide whether conduct is unreasonable or negligent is called the “standard of care”. To obtain compensation in damages for an injury, the negligent conduct must have caused that injury.


If you have suffered an unfortunate accident that is no one else’s fault, or if you do not sue the right person, or if you wait too long to sue, or if you cannot prove the other party’s fault caused your injury, then the law says that you will not win your case. Talk to an experienced injury lawyer to find out more about your situation.