Gross Negligence Law and Legal Definition

Every person is responsible for injury to the person or property of another, caused by his or her negligence. Gross negligence involves a reckless disregard for the safety of others, and may be the basis for an award of punitive damages, in addition to general and special damages. It typically involves intentional or willful indifference or lack of care. Gross negligence is a failure to use even the slightest degree of care.