Commentary

3 Liability of common carriers

CARRIERS vol 6(1)B
| Commentary

3 Liability of common carriers

| Commentary

3 Liability of common carriers

The liability of common carriers arises from the status of the carrier, not from the contractual relationship which exists between carrier and customer1. The liability of a common carrier of goods is that of an insurer of the goods, whilst the liability of a common carrier of passengers is to take reasonable care of the passengers. It has been suggested that the liability of a common carrier of passengers in relation to the luggage and effects of the passengers is that of a voluntary bailee, but this has been doubted, and the better

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