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Common Carriers And The Pennsylvania “Jerk And Jolt” Doctrine

September 12, 2016

For 110 years, Powell Law has represented Pennsylvanians who have suffered injuries as passengers on public transportation, predominantly buses and trains. According to Pennsylvania law, these “common carriers” “must use the “highest standard of care in operating its vehicle and maintaining its equipment and facilities and transporting its passengers.” Despite this high standard of care, […]


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