Definition of IMMEDIATE


IMMEDIATE

That which is produced directly by the act to which it
is ascribed, without the intervention or agency of any distinct
intermediate cause.

2. For immediate injuries the remedy is trespass; for those
which are consequential, an action on the case. 11 Mass. R. 59,
137, 525; 1 & 2 Ohio R. 342; 6 S. & R. 348; 18 John. 257; 19 John.
381; 2 H. & M. 423; 1 Yeates, R. 586; 12 S & R. 210; Coxe, R. 339;
Harper s R. 113; 6 Call s R . 44; 1 Marsh. R. 194.

3. When an immediate injury is caused by negligence, the injured
party may elect to regard the negligence as the immediate cause of
action, and declare in case; or to consider the act itself as the
immediate injury, and sue in trespass. 14 John. 432; 6 Cowen, 342;
3 N. H. Rep. 465; sed vide 3 Conn. 64; 2 Bos. & Pull. New Rep. by
Day, 448, note. See Cause.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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