nucky thompson wrote:could you use a better analogy to illustrate your point...
you're in control of the gun. you pull the trigger, which sets the bullet out of the gun. without pulling the trigger, the bullet does not go in direction of victim.
actor has no control over the cars. at all.
Control doesn't matter, at least not in the sense that you're trying to make it matter. Once you fire the bullet, it could be swayed by a gust of wind. Speaking the words to send the blind guy into traffic is the equivalent of pulling the trigger. The fact that you don't control the cars or the bullet after firing doesn't make it that much less likely that the victim is going to be in a world of hurt.
Again, you're over-complicating things. Torts is really simple. Don't add extra stuff to things.