Negligent Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Negligent.

Negligent (adjective)

A term used to describe a person who fails to act with the care that a reasonable person would have taken under the same circumstances, resulting in harm or damage to others. It can denote both the behavior itself (i.e., acting in a negligent manner) and a habitual tendency towards such behavior (i.e., being a negligent individual).