Section 37-2-60

Published: 2015

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Section 37-2-60

Section 37-2-60Measure of damages for loss, injury, or delay in delivery, etc.

In all cases of loss, destruction, injury to, delay in delivering or failure to deliver property, chattels or goods of any character to the person entitled thereto by a transportation company, having received the same for shipment in accordance with the contract of shipment, such transportation company shall be liable to the person having the title to such property, chattels, or goods, when lost or destroyed, for the market value of such chattels, property, or goods at the place of destination, at the time and in the condition they should have been delivered, with interest from the time they should have been delivered; and where injured, for the damages caused thereto, less the amount of freight charges due for their transportation, with interest from the time they should have been delivered uninjured; and in case of delay beyond a reasonable time, the difference in the value of the goods when they should have been delivered and their value when delivered, with interest, if said goods have declined in value.

(Code 1907, §5514; Code 1923, §10010; Code 1940, T. 48, §164.)