Definition - What does Cause mean?
Cause is a thing which makes an event take place. Cause is important in law because it can determine who is responsible for something that happens. For example, if a man is texting and driving, and crashes into the car in front of him, his improper behavior while operating the motor vehicle could be said to be the cause of the event. The accident would not have taken place if it weren't for the man's texting.
Justipedia explains Cause
Cause is a very significant concept in law. This is because in many legal situations, it is of the highest importance to figure out what made an event take place. It is extremely difficult to determine who is responsible for the event if the cause of the event is not first determined. Often, the outcome of entire cases hangs upon the determination of the cause of an event. This is frequently the case in personal injury law.