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.