62. Proving negligence.

3.     Proving Negligence

(1)     The Burden of Proof

62.     Proving negligence.

The burden of proof1 in a claim for damages for negligence rests primarily on the claimant2, who, to maintain the action, must show that he was injured by a negligent act or omission for which the defendant is in law responsible3. This involves the proof of some duty owed by the defendant to the claimant4, some breach of that duty5, and an injury to the claimant between which and the breach of duty a causal connection must be established6. Therefore, it is insufficient for