Railroad Reports Volume 66

Railroad Reports Volume 66

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...of the evidence, is that the damages awarded are liberal, and all the plaintiff was entitled to in view of his conduct; but they are not excessive, within the rule applicable to such cases. Carriers--Injuries to Passengers--Unsafe P1ace--Depots--Unlighted Platform-"--ln an action for injuries to a passenger by reason of her walking off of an unrailed depot platform at night, whether defendant was negligent in failing to have the platform lighted was for the jury. Carriers--Dangerous Place----Depot Platforms-'l'--It is the duty of a railroad company to anticipate that passengers will use its depot platforms and adjacent grounds to walk on while waiting for the arrival of trains, and to take reasonable precautions so that they will not be injured by defects in the carrier's premises while so doing. Carriers--Injuries to Passengers--Depot Gr0unds--Failure to Light--Cont1-ibutory Negligence.--Where plaintiff on going to defendant's station to take a train at night found the same unlighted, and while seeking a secluded spot to answer an urgent call of nature fell from an unlighted and unguarded platform, and was injured, she was not negligent as a matter of law. Carriers--Station--Statutes--Efl'ect.--A state statute requiring railroads to have their passenger stations properly and comfortably furnished, heated, lighted, and ventilated, and in such condition open for the reception of passengers for at least half an hour before and after the arrival of each passenger train, imposes a special duty. but does not relieve the carrier from its common-law duty of using reasonable care for the protection of passengers and other persons rightfully on its premises in connection with the transaction of its business. Appeal from District Court, Palo...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236767322
  • 9781236767325