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What is a common carrier?

Posted on Categories Personal Injury Law

by Dixon Law Office

The term “common carrier” refers to a person, company, or entity that offers transportation services to the general public for compensation. This term is commonly used to describe entities such as airlines, trains, buses, taxis, and other forms of public transportation.

Common carriers have a higher duty of care to their passengers compared to the general public. This means that they are held to a higher standard of safety and are required to take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety of their passengers.

If a common carrier fails to fulfill its duty of care and a passenger is injured as a result, the passenger may be entitled to recover compensation for their injuries. The process for recovering compensation from a common carrier can be complex, and it’s important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to understand your rights and options.

At Dixon Law Office, our experienced attorneys have a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations that apply to common carriers and will work with you to navigate this complex area of law to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Whether you’ve been injured in an airplane, train, or other form of public transportation, we are here to help

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