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Practices

Trucking Liability

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.

Litchfield Cavo trucking liability attorneys represent and defend insurers and transportation companies active in interstate and intrastate trucking and transportation. Our clients include two of the largest self-insured trucking companies in the United States as well as common carriers, contract carriers, owner-operators and towing companies.

Our attorneys consistently and aggressively defend trucking clients when their liability and reputation are at risk. This includes defense of first- and third-party liability matters, environmental claims, products and manufacturing lawsuits.

Our attorneys counsel on all trucking matters—from pre-suit procedures, arbitration, negotiations, litigation and appeals. Following an accident, product or environmental claim, our attorneys provide reliable and sound counsel vital to waging thorough often difficult investigations.

Reliable Risk Management 

Litchfield Cavo attorneys encourage trucking clients to be proactive as many regulatory snarls and legal entanglements may be avoidable. Our attorneys tailor sound strategies for each client and counsel on essential risk-management programs to avoid future lawsuits.

Our Trucking Liability Record

Litchfield Cavo attorneys, represent insurers in coverage matters arising from policies issued regarding motor vehicle liability regulated by the Department of Transportation concerning both the business and the individuals. Common represented matters include

  • Coming to rest
  • Gross vehicular weight issues
  • Insured vehicles
  • Interstate and intrastate delivery
  • Loading and unloading
  • MCS-90 endorsement regarding financial responsibility
  • Movement by mechanical device
  • Permissive use
  • Subrogation rights / payments pursuant to the endorsement

 

Rapid Response Accident Investigation and Evidence Protection

Litchfield Cavo attorneys provide same-day rapid response to accident scenes with an accident reconstructionist or other qualified expert. Our rapid response attorneys document the physical evidence at the scene, inspect vehicles and preserve documents and records under the privilege of attorney-client confidentiality. Following an accident, product or environmental claim, our attorneys provide clients with sound strategies and counsel on essential risk-management programs to avoid future lawsuits.

Litchfield Cavo attorneys prove invaluable when reducing risk exposure, obtaining early claim resolution and avoiding spoliation claims and provide counsel on trucking matters—from pre-suit procedures, arbitration, negotiations, litigation and appeals.