Active Negligence

Definition - What does Active Negligence mean?

The term "active negligence" can be defined as the need for care while performing a certain act. It is different to passive negligence, which results due to omission or inaction—the failure to do something that one is legally responsible for.

Active negligence is when a person fails to exercise ordinary care and doing this results in some kind of harm to another person.

Justipedia explains Active Negligence

Active negligence can occur when a person participates in some act of negligence, knows about a negligent act, or has simply failed to perform a duty that he or she has previously agreed to perform.

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