Transportation and Railroads
We have handled hundreds of transportation and railroad cases in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan representing numerous interstate and intrastate carriers, interstate and international freight forwarders, railroads, and insurers in a variety of litigation arising out of various modes of transportation and storage of freight throughout the United States. We have handled delivery trucks, box trucks, semi-tractor trailers, dump trucks, logging trucks, rail freight and other various types of commercial transportation. Our firm also represents over-the-road interstate and intrastate carriers in personal injury, automobile collision, workers’ compensation, employment law and cargo damage defense cases.
Several of our attorneys concentrate their practice in the defense of transportation and railroad companies, most are active members of TIDA (Truck Industry Defense Association) and all have tried numerous, serious truck accident cases.
Our Firm has a Rapid Response Team (RRT), which is comprised of attorneys in each of our Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan offices, to serve our commercial transportation clients. The attorneys on the RRT are available 24/7. When an accident occurs and is reported to our RRT, an attorney will come to the scene along with a preferred independent adjuster and/or traffic accident reconstruction expert to capture relevant evidence that is often lost if left to a police report. Legal counsel is then provided to your in-house risk management for a prompt and early evaluation regarding exposure. RRT attorneys also shield insured drivers from making ill-advised statements to law enforcement or plaintiff attorney investigators, deal with governmental agencies when spills or road damage occurs and are available to represent insured drivers in criminal and traffic violations when necessary.