Transportation litigation is a far-reaching section of legal practice with many complex issues. Our attorneys at MDR have successfully litigated transportation-related matters involving common carriers. Common carriers are individuals, companies or public utilities that are in the business of transporting passengers for hire. These include buses, trains, airplanes, and taxicabs. Since such carriers offer their service for pay to the traveling public, they owe a higher duty of care toward their passengers than the average private citizen. Because they are paid for their services, they must take extra precautions for the safe transport of their passengers or suffer the financial consequences when their failure to do so leads to a passenger injury.