Our lawyers understand the transportation industry and the challenges faced by motor carriers, commercial transportation companies, and all businesses regulated by the United States Department of Transportation.
We routinely represent these clients in all types of litigation, including accident defense, employment matters, and contract issues.
Transportation claims are complex, requiring the skill and knowledge of seasoned attorneys who are well-versed in the regulations and litigation strategies that inevitably arise. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of DOT regulations, as well as our familiarity with state and federal courts and courtroom procedures. Our firm’s core values permeate the Transportation Law Practice Group as we focus on providing expertise in this complex area of law. Our lawyers have years of experience in handling these matters, and are uniquely qualified to provide the knowledge and roadmap for tackling any issue confronting our clients.
Zausmer’s team of lawyers understands the complexities involved in accident defense litigation involving commercial carriers. We formulate unique litigation strategies designed to combat common tactics utilized by the plaintiffs’ bar. The primary goal in litigation is to assure our clients’ businesses are protected throughout the litigation process. Our lawyers understand juries and judges, and we use our experience and knowledge to assure that a case is ready for trial or alternative resolution. You can also find our transportation lawyers routinely presenting to clients and industry leaders, describing our forward thinking approaches to litigation, and specific strategies to combat certain types of claims.
Our team also takes a proactive approach and focuses on keeping our clients’ operations running smoothly and without incident prior to litigation. With a preemptive approach to safety, we regularly advise clients regarding best practice preventative safety measures intended to mitigate risk, as well as how to understand and implement complex motor carrier safety regulations. We help to ensure our clients’ businesses are in compliance with federal and state guidelines, and are well-positioned for the long-haul.
Transportation companies need to be prepared to face litigation in the event of an accident. Our transportation lawyers are well-positioned to respond to serious liability lawsuits. We work closely with clients and insurers to craft strategic litigation tactics intended to limit their exposure, control costs, and assure the best possible outcomes.
Some of the notable cases we have defended include:
Represented national grocery chain in trucking accident involving an admitted liability rear-end collision resulting in death and serious injuries to the passengers in the other vehicle. A confidential settlement was reached.
Represented a trucking company in a pre-suit investigation involving a motorcyclist’s death, including rapid response to the scene of the accident and early investigation and witness statements. Ultimately, the pre-suit investigation provided key defenses to our client’s liability defense.
Represented a commercial motor vehicle carrier and driver in a clear liability action, securing a nominal settlement as a result of unique discovery requests that uncovered evidence of longstanding pre-existing conditions that were not previously disclosed by the claimant.