Heedlessness is a related term of negligence.
As nouns the difference between heedlessness and negligence
is that heedlessness
is the state or character of being heedless; inattention; carelessness; thoughtlessness while negligence
is negligence; carelessness.
The state or character of being heedless; inattention; carelessness; thoughtlessness.
The state of being negligent.
(legal, singulare tantum) The tort whereby a duty of reasonable care was breached, causing damage: any conduct short of intentional or reckless action that falls below the legal standard for preventing unreasonable injury.
(legal, uncountable) The breach of a duty of care: the failure to exercise a standard of care that a reasonable person would have in a similar situation.
* The breach of a duty of care is one element of the tort of negligence, but is also called (term); one must therefore take care to clarify what is meant.