4965.54 Liability for loss or damage to freight regardless of contract or rule of common carrier.

Any common carrier, railroad, or motor carrier receiving property at a point within this state for transportation to a point within this state, shall issue a receipt or bill of lading for such property and is liable to the lawful holder of it for any loss, damage, or injury to such property caused by it or by any common carrier, railroad, or transportation company to which such property is delivered or over whose line such property passes. No contract, receipt, rule, or regulation shall exempt such common carrier, railroad, or motor carrier from the liability imposed by this section. This section does not deprive any holder of such receipt or bill of lading of any remedy or right of action which the holder has under existing law.

The common carrier, railroad, or motor carrier issuing such receipt or bill of lading may recover from the common carrier, railroad, or motor carrier on whose line the loss, damage, or injury was sustained the amount of such loss, damage, or injury it is required to pay the owners of such property as is evidenced by any receipt, judgment, or transcript thereof.

As used in this section, "motor carrier" has the same meaning as in section 4923.01 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 4965.54

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 6/11/2012.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953