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Passenger Status Cases Summarized By Accident Lawyer

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This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Passenger Status.For more information on passengers see the pages on Wikipedia.   

Passenger Status-Cases

1994 Bregel v. Busch Entertainment Corp., 248 Va. 175, 444 S.E.2d 718.

Plaintiff injured on skyride at Busch Gardens. Principal purpose of ride is to provide entertainment. Busch is not common carrier because it does not as a regular business undertake for hire to transport persons from one place to another.

1991 Greater Richmond Transit Co. v. Wilkerson, 242 Va. 65, 406 S.E.2d 28.

Passengers who enter or attempt to enter carrier’s premises with expressed or implied consent of carrier, in preparation for transportation for consideration, attain passenger status upon entry or attempt.

1956 Jamison v. Richardson, 198 Va. 190, 93 S.E.2d 140.

Mere fact that plaintiff was paying passenger does not make defendant common carrier.

1951 Tri-State Coach Corp. v. Stidham, 191 Va. 790, 62 S.E.2d 894.

Relation of passenger/carrier does not terminate until after passenger has alighted and had reasonable opportunity to reach place of safety.

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