Personal Injury

Common Carrier Accidents

COMMON CARRIER ACCIDENTS

Common carrier accidents are accidents that occur while you are paying to ride as a passenger in a commercial vehicle.  These are accidents involving city buses, taxis, limousines, and the like.  The public, and even many attorneys do not realize that common carriers are held to a higher standard than regular drivers on the roadway.  This heightened standard arises partly because professional drivers receive more training than regular drivers and partly because passengers must rely on professional drivers to protect them from harm.  Large common carriers, like bus companies, have internal risk management departments that do their best to make sure you do not know they are required to follow a higher standard.  We are experienced at dealing with risk management departments and can make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.  If a common carrier is not willing to provide you with fair compensation, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf and if necessary, we can take your case through litigation, trial, and appeal, with no up-front out of pocket costs to you.

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