Our firm’s trucking and motor carrier defense group is focused on supporting the essential work of our transportation clients by providing counsel, defense, and advice at all stages of their business. Our representation is primarily focused on defense of motor carriers, their insurers, and other commercial clients in personal injury matters and wrongful death litigation arising out of over the road trucking (OTR) and transportation involving commercial motor vehicles (CMV). We also represent various types of companies whose employees or contractors operate vehicles in the ordinary course of their non-transportation business. In representing our clients, we assist with related insurance coverage and contractual risk transfer matters involving Interstate transportation from Non-Trucking Liability to the Graves Amendment.
We routinely provide assistance immediately after an accident prior to suit being filed, including emergency or rapid response for catastrophic accidents throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. This assistance includes addressing preservation of evidence and compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules and regulations for Interstate transportation. Our experienced defense attorneys work closely with our clients, third party administrators and independent adjusters, and their insurers (when applicable) to aggressively mitigate exposure and pursue favorable results. We assist local, regional, and national clients across the supply chain in assessing safety and risk management policies, employment agreements, compliance, and a variety of other aspects of planning, managing, and operating their companies.
Our trucking lawyers are attuned to the pressing and evolving legal needs of the industry. We are active in several key organizations, such as the American Trucking Association, Transportation Lawyers Association, and the DRI Trucking Committee, serving in leadership positions in addition to speaking and writing on industry-specific topics. Our experience and reputation serve to benefit our clients to reduce exposure and work toward efficient and favorable results.