By Doyice Cotten
We have written before about the distinction between ordinary negligence and gross negligence:
Ordinary negligence is the failure to use such care as a reasonably prudent and careful person would under similar circumstances. It is an unintentional act or failure to act that causes harm to another party.
Gross Negligence is an extreme form of negligence in which one fails to use the care that even a careless person would use.