The firm has considerable expertise in the defense of personal injury actions arising from the ownership, maintenance and operation of a host of motor vehicles, including tractor trailers, containers, chassis and other heavy equipment typically used in interstate commerce and intermodal transportation. We have defended domestic and international insurance carriers, trucking and transportation companies, ocean carriers, freight forwarders and other premise liability operators from a wide variety of personal injury claims resulting from the operation of tractor trailers, motor vehicles and other heavy equipment. We have considerable experience in the investigation, analysis, defense and litigation of these personal injury lawsuits, including catastrophic casualties and wrongful death claims, through trial and any appeal. We typically litigate issues of maintenance and repair, operational error, braking systems and all related concerns.
The firm’s attorneys are available on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis and routinely investigate and inspect motor vehicle accidents before a lawsuit is filed so as to obtain immediate impressions of witnesses, and to gather accident reports and other data so that we may better defend our transportation clients and their respective insurers.
The firm’s attorneys possess a unique understanding of the personnel, equipment, machinery and modes of operation employed by business entities in the fields of trucking, terminal operation, marine and heavy construction. Our attorneys are also very well-versed in the legal, technical and expert issues that must be considered when defending catastrophic cases in these fields. We work closely with our clients to ensure that there is minimal business interruption while going through the necessary processes to defend both the operational business entity and its insurance carriers and interests.