HWS Law Group LLP’s Auto, Trucking & Transportation Group has extensive experience in counseling and representing motor carriers, drivers, owner-operators, insurance carriers and other transportation-related entities. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in handling all aspects of claims in the transportation field, and we have tried to verdict numerous trucking and transportation-related lawsuits. We have a strong background addressing the complex issues facing our clients in the transportation field, such as driver qualifications, vehicle maintenance, inspections, drug and alcohol testing and hours of service regulations.
Our attorneys defend a variety of transportation claims, ranging from those involving minor soft tissue injuries or minor property damage to cases involving cargo claims and catastrophic injuries and fatalities. We also routinely handle uninsured motorist matters.
Sometimes our work begins before a lawsuit is filed, with urgent notice of an accident. We are able to be onsite immediately, 24/7, and we provide quick advice to our clients after an accident is reported so as to maximize our ability to retain evidence, triage pre-suit issues, and then, when appropriate, attempt to resolve a claim before a lawsuit is filed. If we are unable to resolve a claim before a lawsuit is filed, our attorneys specialize in defending and trying complex cases. We have extensive experience defending complex cases involving fleet management systems, driver hiring and training, cases involving cross-border issues and cases with complex medical issues. Our attorneys have defended and tried to verdict numerous lawsuits alleging claims of paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, amputations and fatalities.
We are available to assist with accident investigations in the immediacy after an accident, including coordinating onsite investigators and experts. We have extensive experience working with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and state and local authorities on numerous high profile cases involving trucking companies and common carriers.