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 crashes
, train 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 InjuryBoard.com
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.
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