The trial lawyers of MehaffyWeber provide legal counsel and litigation representation to trucking companies and other commercial vehicle companies both in Texas and around the country. Our attorneys represent businesses as well as individuals who face potential liability needing defense in lawsuits. We have extensive knowledge of the regulatory, technical, and legal issues associated with the transportation industry.
We represent national, regional, and local motor carriers, logistics providers, freightliners, trucking manufacturers, and product distributors, as well as their insurers, in litigation arising from personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, cargo and freight claims, business interruption, and products liability. We have successfully represented both companies and drivers in various claims, ranging from property damage to catastrophic injury and death.
Transportation Accident Response Team
Our transportation defense team, led by Shareholders Barbara Barron, Wade Carpenter, Frank Domino, Michael W. McGee, and Trey Sandoval, provides immediate response via our Transportation Accident Response Team.
Our experienced legal team recognizes the need for immediate action; therefore, we are available at a moment’s notice to national trucking companies and insurers. The moment a client contacts our team about an incident, we dig in on the scene, right next to you, jointly strategizing a course of action.
We coordinate and manage local, regional, and national investigations, ensuring timely and accurate evidence collection. We maintain strong networks of investigators, police contacts and other expert resources and work with highly regarded accident reconstructionists and engineers.
We fight vigorously to defend our clients’ interests in Texas state and federal courts, as well as regionally and nationally, in transportation cases involving catastrophic injuries or wrongful death resulting from:
- Impaired operators (fatigue, driving under the influence, and distracted driving)
- Maintenance and/or repair failures
- Defective parts (product liability claims)
- Inadequate training programs
- Policy failures
- Negligent entrustment issues (driver screening and training errors, repeated safety violations)
- Negligence in adhering to company safety practices and federal regulations
- Violations of trucking industry safety standards, including DOT violations
- Inadequate storage and transportation of hazardous materials
- Loss of or damage to goods being shipped by common carriers
Transportation Litigation Defense
Our law firm will do everything we can to minimize your company’s financial exposure, working to resolve claims outside of court when possible. If trial is the best course of action, we have the experience, resources, and track record to obtain successful results at the courthouse. Our lawyers are focused on the transportation industry, having served on the Defense Research Institute’s Trucking Law Committee and as members of the USLAW Transportation Section. Let us put our team to work for you. Contact us today.