Foreseeable Law and Legal Definition

Foreseeable is a concept used in tort law to limit the liability of a party to those acts which carry a risk of foreseeable harm, meaning that a reasonable person would be able to predict or expect the ultimately harmful result of their actions. Under negligence law, the duty to act reasonably to avoid foreseeable risks of physical injury extends to any person. In contract law, the concept of foreseeability is used to limit the award of special or consequential damages to those that are the predictable consequence of the breach of contract.