Can i sue Via Rail for being late?

they were over four hours late.well to be specific the train was stoipped part way for over four hours. when i asked someone why it was late they said that they ran over someone and killed them and had to wait for police. i told them that i dont care if it was the queen of england they ran over, if they promise

they were over four hours late.well to be specific the train was stoipped part way for over four hours. when i asked someone why it was late they said that they ran over someone and killed them and had to wait for police. i told them that i dont care if it was the queen of england they ran over, if they promise to get me somewhere on time in accordance with their contractual obligations i signed when purchasing the ticket, then they need to get me there on time. now i was late to have lunch with my friend in ottawa and i want to sue them

Best Answer:

?: When suing for damages you are to do everything you can to lessen them. I guess rearranging your lunch date was too complicated for you to manage. Like call and say you are delayed. TOO BAD so sad.

Now take a few minutes out of your precious life and grieve for the train driver and his family who have to live with the horror for the rest of their lives. Take another moment to think of the family of the victim.they to have much to deal with. I am sure you could have found a sandwich somewhere in the four hours you waited for the train.

Canadian judges do not look to favourably on people that bring frivolous suits in court. You may not like the decision.

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I very much doubt it. I do not think that the law in Canada is any different to that in the UK. By purchasing a ticket you are deemed to have read the "Conditions of Carriage". Not everybody's favourite bedtime reading, I agree, but they are displayed at many stations; are available for inspection at booking offices; and can be accessed through the rail companies' websites.

Briefly stated, in exchange for your money, the railway company only agrees to transport you from A to B – they do not even guarantee that you have seat. They state that every effort will be made to keep to the times advertised in their timetables, but they cannot be held responsible for any late running due to circumstances beyond their control.

I suggest that you consult Via Rail's conditions of carriage – I would be very surprised if they differ much from the above. You can hardly sue for breach of contract it you have not read the contract in the first place.

If anyone is responsible for your inconvenience, it is the person who got hit by the train. They – or more likely, their estate – is who you should be looking to sue. Trains do not hunt down human beings and kill them. Anyone who gets hit by one was on the tracks illegally – suicide or not.

james f:
You can sue anybody u want but why waste money on a lawyer when the judge is just going to throw the case out anyways!! You won't even get a refund of your ticket!!
StephenWeinstein:
Probably not. When a train hits a person, it's usually not the railroad company's fault. It's usually the fault of the person who got hit. Most of those hit are trespassers. Many of the hits are suicides.
Jay P:
"Can" you? Yes

Do you have a case you have a chance of winning? Highly unlikely!

travelmaster:
not possible they still got you there didn't they?????