Commercial Transportation

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Practice Contacts

We offer experienced counsel, skilled in a wide range of commercial transportation issues. Our attorneys defend personal injury, property loss, cargo loss and damage, subrogation, workers’ compensation, and commercial claims in the fields of trucking, motor coach, maritime, railroad, and aviation. Attorneys in the commercial transportation group have tried hundreds of cases to verdict in multiple jurisdictions. 

In addition to defending lawsuits, our attorneys provide risk avoidance counseling and handle regulatory compliance issues involving all aspects of trucking, motor coach / bus, marine, aviation, and rail. Additionally, we provide comprehensive and cost-effective consulting services for self-insured transportation companies, insurers, and insureds.  

Areas of Practice

We advise professionals on issues which include:

Trucking

  • Broker and Logistics Provider Liability
  • Cargo and Property  Loss and Damage
  • Corporate Services (Corporate Finance; Venture Capital and Private Equity; Business Design and Formation; Corporate Governance and Compliance; Mergers and Acquisitions; IP Protection and Licensing; Commercial Contracts; Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliance Agreements; Insurance, Health Care, and Construction Transactional)
  • Commercial Transactions
  • FMCSR and DOT Regulations Compliance and Audits
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Independent Contractor/Employee Status
  • Insurance Coverage and Regulations
  • Intermodal Activities
  • Labor and Employment (Wage and Hour, Employment Liability Claims, Immigration, Labor Union Disputes, Owner Operators, Independent Contractors, Employee Benefits/ERISA, HR Consulting)
  • Logo/Placard Liability
  • OSHA Compliance and Audits
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Risk Mitigation and Transfer
  • Safety Procedures

Motor Coach/Bus

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Services (Corporate Finance; Venture Capital and Private Equity; Business Design and Formation; Corporate Governance and Compliance; Mergers and Acquisitions; IP Protection and Licensing; Commercial Contracts; Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliance Agreements; Insurance, Health Care, and Construction Transactional)
  • FMCSR and DOT Regulations Compliance and Audits
  • Independent Contractor/Employee Status
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Labor and Employment (Wage and Hour, Employment Liability Claims, Immigration, Labor Union Disputes, Independent Contractors, Employee Benefits/ERISA)
  • OSHA Compliance and Audits
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Risk Mitigation and Transfer
  • Safety Procedures
  • Subrogation
  • Workers' Compensation

FELA/Railroad

  • Allegations of Hearing Loss
  • Contamination of Groundwater and Property
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intermodal Activities
  • Personal Injuries to Employees and Third Parties
  • Property Damage
  • Repetitive Stress
  • Toxic Exposure to Chemicals

Marine

  • Cargo Loss and Damage
  • Coverage
  • Intermodal Activities
  • Multi-modal Coverage
  • Personal Injury

Rapid Response Team

Our Rapid Response Team provides around the clock experienced, proactive counsel, skilled in a wide range of commercial transportation issues, to coordinate responses to catastrophic losses for clients in the Midwest. Our in-field emergency assistance program offers clients the direct physical presence, support, and perspective that cataclysmic situations demand.  By immediately responding to a scene, we make quick assessments to determine what needs to be done. Our team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and we have access to a team of experts and independent adjusters, also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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