The failure to use reasonable care, resulting in harm
The plaintiff’s own negligent acts that bring about a pro rata reduction
of the damages owed by the defendant, depending on the degree of the
plaintiff’s own negligence; compare contributory negligence.
The negligence of two or more parties contributing to the ultimate harm.
Any degree of negligence on the part of a plaintiff, which results in a
total bar to recovery by the plaintiff, even if the defendant was negligent as
well. States are either “comparative”
or “contributory” negligence
Negligence so substantial it is grounds for a criminal prosecution.
Negligent actions committed with a disregard of the consequences.
Extreme negligence, acts committed with utter disregard for the
consequences, punishable by punitive damages.
negligence per se
as to which there is no disputed fact issue and that may therefore be
determined by the court without recourse to a jury.