Transportation

Common carrier cases present unique issues that do not always arise in cases involving passenger or other motor vehicles, so it is crucial that your defense counsel be well-versed in these types of cases.  Lewis Thomason’s attorneys have that experience because our client base includes a large number of carriers, ranging from those with only a few power units to those with fleets of thousands of tractor-trailers.  We are frequently called on to respond to major accidents, and we have the resources needed to be on the scene leading the defense investigation.

Our firm has experience litigating cargo- and load-shifting

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Common carrier cases present unique issues that do not always arise in cases involving passenger or other motor vehicles, so it is crucial that your defense counsel be well-versed in these types of cases.  Lewis Thomason’s attorneys have that experience because our client base includes a large number of carriers, ranging from those with only a few power units to those with fleets of thousands of tractor-trailers.  We are frequently called on to respond to major accidents, and we have the resources needed to be on the scene leading the defense investigation.

Our firm has experience litigating cargo- and load-shifting claims, hours of service issues, driver qualification allegations, mechanical failures, ECM issues, and other claims that are unique to the transportation industry.  We have put that knowledge and experience to work in successfully defending carriers in catastrophic injury cases involving multiple deaths and serious injuries, as well as earning verdicts for plaintiffs with significant disability from accidents.  Lewis Thomason attorneys protect our clients’ interests by working with life care plan specialists, economic experts, lost-profit analysts, medical practitioners, and psychological experts.

Critical Response Team

Every moment following a collision is critical.  Recognizing the vital importance of early intervention, we have assembled a critical response team to protect your interests in the event of an accident, including multiple experienced transportation attorneys who are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  With the capacity to be on the scene leading the defense investigation with qualified accident reconstructionists, private investigators, and other professionals, our attorneys can help clients navigate potential landmines before they damage a company.  Depending on the location of an incident, our team is usually onsite before the law enforcement investigation is complete.  With rapid response, we are able to work with a driver before the first interview takes place.

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