the intentional failure to perform a manifest duty in reckless disregard of the consequences as affecting the life or property of another
Intentional failure to perform a manifest duty in reckless disregard of the consequences to another person's life or property. There is no clear distinction between gross negligence and willful negligence.
Negligence beyond the ordinary. A reckless or wanton disregard of the duty of care towards others.
An aggravated form of negligence characterized by the intentional failure to act as a prudent and reasonable person under similar circumstances with reckless disregard for an act's consequences.
Conduct which fails to meet even the minimum standard of care that persons with common sense would take for their own safety and that of their property. Conduct showing total disregard for the safety of others - reckless, wanton and willful misconduct.
The lack of even slight or ordinary care.
The degree of negligence somewhat greater than ordinary negligence. It may be a reckless wanton and willful misconduct causing bodily injury and/or property damage.
Failure to use even the slightest amount of care in a way that shows recklessness or willful disregard for the safety of others.
Negligence for the safety or lives of others which is so great it appears to be intentional. Gross negligence can result in the award of punitive damages in addition to general and special damages.
depending upon the specific state statue, a DUI conviction may require that the prosecution prove that the defendant was acting grossly negligent in his operation of the vehicle.
The reckless, wanton, and willful misconduct causing bodily injury or damage to property. In this case, the standard of due care has been ignored by such a wide margin that it almost amounts to an intentional act.
Refers to reckless action with regard to consequences.
An act or an omission in reckless disregard of the consequences to the safety or property of another. Sometimes referred to as "very great negligence". It is far more than neglect of ordinary care towards others or inadvertence. Also known as the Latin term culpa lata.
Willful and wanton misconduct.
far and above the omission of care of an ordinary reasonable person; almost criminal; willful and wanton negligence; reckless indifference to the consequences of one's act or omission. (See NEGLIGENCE and PUNITIVE DAMAGES)
conduct that is worse or more serious than a simple departure from reasonable care, but is less than a complete disregard of any care owed others
A wanton, careless, and reckless disregard of the rights and safety of others; an utter indifference to the consequences of one's actions; a total abandonment of the standard of reasonable care coupled with a wanton disregard for the safety of others; that degree of negligence that is substantialy higher in magnitude than simple inadvertence, but falls short of intentional wrong.