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Commercial transportation companies are typically held to a higher standard of safety than private individuals and private organizations. While commercial transportation accidents may occur less frequently than other kinds of vehicle accidents, they nevertheless do occur and can result in significant personal injury to one or more passengers. If you have been injured in an accident while in a taxi, bus, limo, or another commercial vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation.
Hammond Law Firm, LLC can represent your interests and strive for greater levels of success thanks to our tested experience with these areas of the law. Contact our commercial transportation accident attorneys in New Orleans today to begin.
“Common Carrier” Law in New Orleans, LA
Most personal injury cases are based on what are referred to as negligence rules. Commercial transportation providers have a duty to take a certain standard of precaution to help ensure the safety of their passengers. Negligence occurs when the commercial transportation provider does not fulfill its duty of care to its passengers. The standard of care required of commercial transportation depends on the state, but in many states, commercial transportation providers have a responsibility to take a higher degree of precaution than other individuals and organizations.
Transportation companies are often subject to “common carrier” law. Common carriers include such transportation as tour buses, taxi cabs, and limousines. Operators and other employees of transportation companies have a high duty of care for their passengers and are required to receive special training as part of their job.
The procedure for bringing a claim against a commercial transportation company may also differ from a standard personal injury lawsuit. If the common carrier is owned by the government it is subject to special rules. Publicly owned common carriers may require you to give notice to the government before you can sue for personal injury so that the government may try to settle with you out of court. A lawsuit cannot be filed until the settlement deadline has passed. That being said, there is also a maximum time limit, or statute of limitation, to your right to bring a personal injury lawsuit to court. Different states may have different laws governing lawsuits against government organizations and only an experienced attorney may know state-specific laws pertaining to personal injuries and property damage in commercial transportation accidents. The attorneys of Hammond Law Firm, LLC can help ensure that you do not miss your window for filing a claim against a commercial transportation company in the case of a personal injury or property damage.
Effective Personal Injury Representation at Hammond Law Firm, LLC
Have you suffered a personal injury or property damage in an accident involving commercial transportation? You may be entitled to compensation for the damages sustained. Hammond Law Firm, LLC in New Orleans, LA has court-tested experience and a comprehensive understanding of specific state laws which may apply to lawsuits against common carriers.