Transportation Defense and Trucking Law

Our knowledgeable and experienced transportation attorneys regularly defend clients in trucking and transportation cases.

Transportation Defense
Trucking Defense

Transportation Defense

Our transportation attorneys have experience representing clients in transportation law matters involving:

  • Admiralty Law

  • Bills of Lading

  • Buses

  • Cargo Damage Claims

  • Charter Buses

  • Contract Drafting and Review

  • Contracts of Affreightment

  • Limousines

  • Maritime Law

  • Motor Carriage Agreements

  • Pipeline Leaks

  • Rail Agreements

  • Rate Agreements

  • Service Contracts

  • Taxis

  • Transportation Agreements

  • Transportation Litigation

  • Uber, Lyft, and Other Shared Ride Services

Transportation Law

Transportation law encompasses federal and state laws pertaining to highways, mass transit, aviation, rail, maritime, and motor carriers where it relates to the conveyance of passengers or goods, especially as a commercial enterprise.

 

Transportation law in Alabama also encompasses traffic safety, hazardous materials, and pipelines. In 1966, Congress established the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to achieve a uniform transportation policy for the nation. ​


In addition to the DOT, there are a number of federal agencies governing transportation including:

There are a number of state laws and agencies that regulate transportation issues, and many municipalities have their own ordinances that apply to certain facets of the transportation industry.

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Trucking Lawyers

Our trucking lawyers represent trucking companies in the resolution of a variety of cases brought against them, including claims involving wrongful death, severe personal injuries, cargo, contract disputes, DOT investigations, and other claims unique to the trucking industry.

 

Our trucking lawyers have represented clients in many types of trucking related cases, including:

  • Commercial Truck Accidents

  • Construction Zone, Weather-Related and Dangerous Road Accidents

  • Contract Disputes

  • Distracted Driving Accidents

  • Highway Accidents

  • Insurance Claims

  • Logistics

  • Personal Injury Claims

  • Semi-Truck Accidents

  • Specialty Truck Accidents

  • Tractor-Trailers

  • Truck Accident Cargo Spill

  • Truck Rollovers

  • Wrongful Death

Trucking Law

Trucking law includes federal and state laws pertaining to tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and cargo logistics. In 1966, Congress established the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to achieve a uniform trucking policy for the nation.​

 

Accidents involving tractor-trailers often result in serious injury or death. A successful trucking lawyer must be knowledgeable of trucking regulations and the trucking industry, and the unique defenses available in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving 18-wheelers. Our trucking lawyers have years of experience in successfully defending trucking companies and truck drivers in claims made and lawsuits filed throughout the state.

Our transportation attorneys have successfully represented numerous clients in the trucking and transportation industries. For experienced representation, contact us today.

 
 

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