Negligent Homicide

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Definition of Negligent Homicide

Negligent homicide is defined as homicide which occurs due to a person whose negligence is the direct cause of another person's death. Negligence is any action which breaches a duty of care that one person owes to another. Negligence also assumes that drivers owe a duty of "reasonable care" toward other drivers which can be defined as the amount of care that a competent person engaged in the same activity should extend or exercise under similar circumstances. Negligent homicide may occur if a driver fails to act where there is an expectation of duty or acts in a criminally negligent manner toward another driver.

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