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Transportation Defense

Transportation defense can involve a number of complex claims including jackknifes, rollovers, underrides, overrides, and other collisions involving 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, flatbed trailers, and tanker trucks. Our dedicated transportation team is prepared to handle serious cases that involve catastrophic bodily injury and property damage involving multiple vehicles. Untangling causation and other legal issues can be daunting, and resulting claims can be among the most expensive transportation carriers will ever face.

Kopka Pinkus Dolin maintains a transportation litigation division available 24/7 for immediate, rapid response to any collision anywhere in the Midwest. We can be there at the scene to represent the driver and carrier and to gather and preserve key evidence and information on-site. We have relationships with law enforcement and accident reconstruction experts to understand what happened and where liability and fault for the accident lie.

Unfortunately, major transportation carriers are often targeted after an accident because plaintiff’s attorneys are aware of the presence of a large commercial insurance policy. Our lawyers go to work immediately to gather crucial ECM/EDR data and weight tickets, as well as and sifting through electronic and paper logs to uncover the facts because we know the transportation industry takes safety seriously.

Through our early, extensive efforts, our attorneys are often able to resolve transportation injury claims through pre-suit discussions. If a lawsuit is filed, we’ll be ready with strategic advice and zealous representation, well-positioned to help our clients achieve a satisfactory outcome in their case.

Types of transportation cases we handle

Kopka Pinkus Dolin is ready to take on any transportation accident or claim, including claims dealing with any of the following:

  • Cargo Claims
  • Compliance Reviews and Audits
  • FMCSA Compliance
  • Fraud/Transportation
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Heavy Trucking
  • Intermodal
  • Load Securement
  • Multi-Equipment Configuration
  • Negligent Retention/Supervision
  • Mass Transportation
  • Specialty Transportation

Dedicated Midwestern Transportation Lawyers

Our firm stays actively engaged and up-to-date on legal issues in the trucking industry through memberships in organizations like the Trucking Industry Defense Association, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the Defense Research Institute, the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA Board of Directors), the Illinois Trucking Association, and the Transportation Lawyers Association. We’ve handled hundreds of transportation cases, large and small, and have attorneys specifically devoted to these cases when they arise.