2020 Georgia Code
Title 46 - Public Utilities and Public Transportation
Chapter 9 - Transportation of Freight and Passengers Generally
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 46-9-4. Liability of Common Carrier Corporation for Acts Committed Outside of Scope of Charter

Universal Citation: GA Code § 46-9-4 (2020)

In all cases where persons are injured or property is damaged by any corporation engaged as a common carrier in the transportation of freight or passengers, or both, either by land or by water, such corporation shall be liable to pay damages to anyone whose person or property may be so injured or damaged, notwithstanding the fact that such corporation was acting outside of the scope of its charter at the time of the injury or damage, if such corporation would be liable for such damages if it had been acting within its chartered powers and authority.

(Ga. L. 1884-85, p. 136, § 1; Civil Code 1895, § 2277; Civil Code 1910, § 2728; Code 1933, § 18-105.)



- 13 C.J.S., Carriers, §§ 71, 418, 419.


- Liability of carrier for injury to own passenger on its line through negligence of another carrier permitted to use its tracks, 74 A.L.R. 1178.

Losses beyond insured's own route or line as within coverage of carrier's insurance, 99 A.L.R. 283.

Changed conditions as affecting duty, or enforcement of duty, as to train service or maintenance of stations imposed upon railroad by charter or statute, 111 A.L.R. 57.

Liability or indemnity policy issued to common carrier as covering vehicle while not immediately in use in regular carrier service, 141 A.L.R. 628.

Territorial coverage of motor carrier's public liability policy required by statute or ordinance as coextensive with area of authorized operation, 154 A.L.R. 520.

Initial carrier's liability as that of carrier or of warehouseman in respect of goods while in its warehouse awaiting delivery to connecting carrier, 172 A.L.R. 802.

Liability of motorbus carrier to passenger injured through fall while alighting at place other than regular bus stop, 7 A.L.R.4th 1031.

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