Trucking Liability

Commercial drivers, whether they work for nationwide trucking companies or local towing companies, require legal counsel for more than just personal injury and accident cases. They must also navigate a wide variety of compliance regulations.

With 19 offices, Litchfield Cavo LLP attorneys represent and defend a significant number of insurers and transportation companies — common carriers, contract carriers, owner-operators and towing companies — that are active in interstate and intrastate trucking and transportation. Our clients include two of the largest self-insured trucking companies in the United States.

Our firm consistently and aggressively defends transportation and trucking companies when their liability and reputation are at risk and helps them avoid lawsuits and regulatory snarls. We defend first- and third-party liability matters, environmental claims, and products and manufacturing lawsuits. Our representation encompasses the entire process — pre-suit procedures, arbitration, negotiations, litigation and appeals.

Following an accident, product or environmental claim, we provide the resources and counsel required to wage thorough, efficient investigations.

Reliable risk management

The firm encourages clients to be proactive. Many regulatory and legal entanglements can be avoided by employing a diligent risk-management program.

Our attorneys' comprehensive experience enables us to tailor sound strategies to the needs of each client and the particulars of their cases.

Additionally, clients depend on the firm's coverage counsel in the following areas:

  • Permissive use
  • Loading and unloading
  • Movement by mechanical device
  • Coming to rest
  • Insured vehicles
  • MCS-90 endorsement regarding financial responsibility
    • Interstate and intrastate delivery
    • Applicability to vehicles with a gross vehicular weight of less than 10,000 pounds
    • Subrogation rights for payments made pursuant to the endorsement