Trucking Litigation

Transportation Litigation

Railroad & Trucking Litigation Attorneys, South Carolina

The transportation litigation attorneys at the Smith & Haskell Law Firm, LLP represent transportation clients involved in a suit by a victim of a trucking or railroad transportation accident. We understand the complex legal issues involved in trucking and railroad accidents and will provide an aggressive defense for transportation companies, freight carriers, lessees, grocery store chains, department stores, distribution companies and insurers. If your company is being sued you as a result of an accident or claim, you need a transportation litigation lawyer to defend your business.

Experienced Defense in Transportation Litigation

State and federal trucking and transportation laws are highly complex and difficult to navigate on your own. The transportation litigation attorneys at the Smith & Haskell Law Firm, LLP have the experience, knowledge and legal skills clients need when defending transportation litigation involving:

  • State and federal Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance matters
  • Negligent hiring and retention claims
  • Cargo damage and loss claims from ground, rail and air transport
  • Transportation insurance coverage issues and bad faith litigation
  • Environmental claims related to pollution, toxic torts, waste transportation and others
  • Transportation class-action defense and appeals
  • Personal injury and wrongful death claims involving public transportation, including bus accidents, taxi accidents, and railroad accidents
  • Transportation class-action defense and appeals
  • Under federal regulation, some lessees may be liable for injuries caused by trucking accidents.  Employers and lessees may include grocery store chains, shipping companies, department stores, distribution companies, manufacturers, construction companies and other businesses

If your transportation company has been accused of negligence it is important to work with an experienced transportation litigation attorney.  The transportation litigation attorneys at the Smith & Haskell Law Firm defend transportation companies who are being sued for negligence, violation of governmental regulations or safety procedures.   Our transportation defense lawyers will provide you’re company facing a lawsuit with your legal options, a comprehensive defense strategy and represent your interests in protecting your business against negligence claims such as:

  • Unlicensed drivers
  • Drivers distracted by cell phones or on-board computers
  • Speeding
  • Improper lane changes
  • Failure to inspect
  • Failure to maintain safety systems
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Alcohol or drug use — DWI/DUI
  • Brake failure
  • Violations of the rules of the road
  • Failure to signal turns
  • Aggressive and reckless driving
  • Overloading
  • Defective parts
  • Shifting loads
  • Driver fatigue
  • Negligent hiring
  • Equipment failures
  • Backing carelessly
  • Aggressive and reckless driving
  • Driver error
  • Defective parts
  • Overturning trucks
  • Inadequate training of drivers
  • Unsecured truck and container loads of construction equipment and supplies
  • Poor design of the truck or its parts
  • Poor design of the railcar or its parts
  • Lack of crashworthiness
  • Sudden stops
  • Spilled loads
  • Employers may be liable if they hired and employed an untrained or incompetent driver, or if they aware of a change in the driver status, training, suspensions, violations, and qualifications

Choose a South Carolina Transportation Litigation Attorney

If your transportation company or insurer is involved in a accident lawsuit or other transportation lawsuit matter, we encourage you to contact a transportation litigation lawyer at the Smith & Haskell Law Firm, LLP today at 864.582.6277 to schedule an appointment today to discuss the legal options. We are ready to put our experienced trial attorneys to work for you.

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