Not acting prudently under given circumstances.
The law imposes upon all of us an obligation to act reasonably in a given set of circumstances. We're all judged by a reasonable person standard. The law says we can't actually harm other people or engage in conduct that creates the risk of harm to other people. Maryland law defines negligence as doing something that a reasonable person in a given set of circumstances would not do, or on the other hand, failing to do something that a reasonable person in a given set of circumstances would do.
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