Motor carrier accident claims create very different and often complex issues that are not present in the typical auto accident lawsuit. For example, plaintiff attorneys often rely on DOT regulations, particularly with regard to hours of service and driver qualification files, as a means to imply that the carrier and its driver have committed negligence. LEF’s Commercial Transportation Practice Group has a wealth of experience defending motor carriers and their drivers in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Our team of attorneys is fluent in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act, Carmack Amendment issues, and all other aspects of state and federal law.
We strive to keep our clients involved in the litigation process and abreast of the all available and possible means to resolve the claim. Sometimes an alternative dispute resolution setting, such as mediation or arbitration, is the answer. Structured settlements are appropriate in some cases. Other times, the best possible action is trial. Regardless of the setting, our clients know we will use our strong advocacy skills and creative thinking to pursue the best possible result and outcome with minimal disruption to their day-to-day business operations.