Mass Transit Accidents: Injuries Involving Airlines, Cruise Ships, Ferries, Buses & Trains

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:48 by admin
It is an unfortunate fact of modern life that passengers traveling aboard public airlines, buses, trains, cruise ships and ferries sometimes experience costly delays, serious personal injury and occasionally even wrongful death due to the negligent operation of these common carriers by their owners or crew.

Common carriers include all forms of mass transit and are operated by transportation companies that are required by law to accept all paying passengers and baggage items that are legally admissible on board.

That is to say, as long as you pay the fare, a common carrier agent cannot refuse to transport you and your admissible baggage to its published destination. If a common carrier is capable of transporting you or your goods, it must do so. It cannot discriminate on any basis.

Catastrophic events involving common carriers include wrongful death or disability from plane crashestrain derailments and railroad accidents, bus accidents, and cruiseship accidents. Additionally, a common carrier may be liable for other non-catastrophic incidents such as a slip and fall accident on a cruise ship, virus outbreaks, sexual assault by a cruise ship or ferry employee or passenger, or the failure to provide adequate security. Generally, common carriers are held to very high safety standards and may be liable for neglect involving a personal injury.

If you have recently experienced a serious injury, or lost a loved one to wrongful death as the result of the negligent or intentional acts of another person while aboard a common carrier, it may be very important for you to contact a Personal Injury Lawyer who can help you claim the legal compensation you deserve by law. However, because each state has Statutes of Limitation that govern time limits within which you must commence a lawsuit, it is important to do this soon after the injury occurs.

Personal Injury Lawyers associated with will evaluate your case free of charge and in complete confidentiality. In addition, you will not pay any fees or costs unless your attorney recovers compensation in your behalf as the result of a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death settlement. Please click Ask An Attorney to take advantage of this valuable legal service.

See Also

  1. Airline Accidents and Injuries
  2. Cruise Ship & Ferry Accidents
  3. School Buses & Commercial Lines
  4. Sikorsky S-76A Helicopter Crash - Gulf of Mexico
  5. Train & Railroad Accidents
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