Difference between Negligence and Gross Negligence?


Gross negligence is a conscious and voluntary disrespect of the need to use a reasonable care, that is likely to cause grave injury or harm to either a persons, property, or both. Gross negligence is extreme conduct when compared with ordinary negligence, as a result of failure to exercise reasonable care. Deterrent punishment is usually delivered as a verdict in a court of law for such offences.
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Gross negligence refers to when a person or entity acts in a manner that is reckless or that wilfully disregards the safety of others. For example, if a semi-truck driver runs a stop sign and hits a car, the driver may be found liable for gross negligence because he or she failed to any amount of care.
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