A common carrier is the legal term for an individual or organization that offers transportation services to the general public for a fee. If the fee is paid and enough space is available, the carrier cannot refuse service. Common carriers can be private companies or public entities, like transit authorities, that transport people, cargo or both. Common carriers are regulated by the government.
Bound to Different Standards
A significant difference between a common carrier and a private individual is the level of care common carriers are required to deliver passengers. Because it offers its services for hire to the public, the common carrier must provide the highest degree of care for the passengers’ safety and well-being. Failure to do so results in financial liability for damages.
The attorneys of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, represent people who have been injured in accidents on all types of common carriers, including:
- Buses, from city and charter buses to airport shuttles
- Tour boats, cruise ships and ferries
Experienced in Common Carrier Litigation
Whether you were injured while riding the Metrolink rail line, an MTA bus, the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Long Beach Transit, the Blue Line, the Green Line, the Orange Line, the Red Line, the Metro, Culver City Bus, Ocean Express Trolley, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, the San Diego Trolley, a charter bus, an airplane or on any other common carrier, it is important to seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible.
If you were seriously injured by a common carrier or a member of your family died a wrongful death in a public transportation accident, please contact our law firm to learn whether we may be of assistance. Our lawyers represent clients in Los Angeles, Southern California, California and the nation.