Trucking & Transportation
Our lawyers are very experienced in the defense of the commercial transportation industry and we have significant litigation and trial experience within the transportation arena. Our clients include trucking and logistics companies, private fleet operators, bus companies, and shuttle bus operators as well as commercial auto insurers and their insureds. Trucking and Logistics companies often call upon us to provide transportation litigation defense in a wide array of areas, including catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims. We also routinely deal with a broad variety of issues that are pervasive in the industry, including accident reconstruction, hours of service, Engine Control Module (ECM) data, messaging and positioning data, as well as negligent hiring and retention claims.
Our transportation attorneys take an aggressive yet practical approach to all claims related matters and we focus on early, efficient, yet comprehensive investigation of the facts needed to assess liability and damages of each case. We take a realistic approach with each client in mind, when determining whether the evidence supports an early resolution, or warrants vigorous defense. Our attorneys understand that each client may have a different threshold for cases they may wish to take to trial, so we communicate candidly with our clients and we develop a strategy with their input, to bring each case to a favorable conclusion. Whether a case is identified as one our clients wish to focus on achieving an amicable resolution or a case that warrants taking to trial, we have considerable experience in assisting our clients in realizing their objectives with regard to a wide array of case related scenarios
Our Rapid Response Team of attorneys, experts and investigators is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week to assist our trucking, transportation and insurance industry clients wherever and whenever a catastrophic accident occurs in Florida. Our clients have come to rely on our firm’s ability to provide emergency response services and when called upon by freight carriers, insurers, and third party administrators, members of our team have extensive experience managing on-scene accident investigations to assure the preservation of evidence and to maintain the attorney-client privilege and work product privilege afforded to our clients by applicable law. We work with teams of seasoned investigators and experts who specialize in the collection and analysis of accident related evidence. We work closely with our clients in the evaluation of the physical evidence and the human factors that contribute to the cause of an accident.
Furthermore, our attorneys routinely provide seminars to the transportation industry. Our lawyers have and can present on-site educational seminars to transportation clients, which address litigation or claims related issues which are of interest to our clients or which highlight recent and emerging trends where transportation and legal spheres converge. In order to stay abreast of legal developments in the transportation industry and the trial arena, our attorneys are members of and participate meaningfully in numerous transportation industry associations and we provide contributions to thought leadership on trucking law and the participation in trials. Our affiliations include the American College of Transportation Attorneys (ACTA), Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Transportation Lawyers of America (TLA), Defense Research Institute (DRI), and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) to name a few.