Hypo: A negligently crashes into B, breaking B's leg, so B has to be on crutches.
Later, B is on his crutches on at the grocery store, and slips on a banana peel negligently left on the floor by the store, breaking his arm. Had he not been on crutches, he wouldn't have fallen.
MicroMash tells me that B can recover on BOTH injuries--leg and arm--from A, and that the grocery store is not liable at all. It actually says that the grocery store's "ordinary, intervening act of negligence was a foreseeable result of the car accident."
WHAT? You're telling me that the banana peel which you say was negligently left there was NOT the proximate cause of the broken arm? So if A had broken his leg while practicing karate by himself, and then been on crutches and wiped out on a banana peel, he would have had no cause of action against the store?
Vosburg? Anyone? What's going on here? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRGGGHHHHHH!!!
I'm now going out to negligently kick some crutch-walkers in the feet.