Foreseeability is "the ability to see or know in advance, hence, the reasonable anticipation that harm or injury is the likely result of acts or omissions." In order to determine culpable negligence and establish the right to recover for a wrong, there must be a sequence of events like concatenation, or a series of united events like the links of a chain, called proximate cause. The definition of proximate cause is, "that cause which in natural and continuous sequence, unbroken by any efficient intervening cause, produces the injury, and without which the result would not have occurred."
Harry G. Fuerst, Foreseeability in American and English Law, 14 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 552 (1965)