Practice point: A common carrier owes a duty to an alighting passenger to stop at a place where the passenger may safely disembark and leave the area.
Student note: A common carrier is subject to the same duty of care as any other
potential tortfeasor, namely, reasonable care under all of the circumstances of
the particular case.
Case: Amin v. County of Suffolk, NY Slip Op 02947 (2d Dep't 2016)
Here is the decision.
Monday's issue: Primary assumption of the risk.