Trucking and Vehicular Claims Litigation

The trucking and transportation practice of Newman Myers Kreines Gross Harris, P.C. , is grounded upon years of experience representing and defending the interests of trucking companies and their insurers.

We represent major trucking companies and specialty trucking insurers in the defense of personal injury, physical damage, and environmental claims. We have substantial experience in the defense of catastrophic trucking claims, and are well versed in the federal safety and ICC regulations in this field of work.

Our experience in terminal and stevedoring representation also overlaps into the trucking area, providing a solid grounding in regard to intermodal containers, interchange agreements, and their legal effects.

In our approach to trucking and transportation claims litigation, we understand the special problems of the industry in general and drivers and their equipment in particular. The personal injury/death action, property damage claim, and no-fault arbitration proceedings arising from the typical accident are handled in a coordinated manner to avoid adverse overlap in the different issues. We are poised to remove the appropriate case to federal court and have the expertise in federal practice and jurisdiction to exploit the advantages of such a strategy. We are expert in inter-company arbitration proceedings, federal court arbitration, and private alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. We are successful in motion practice on the issues of liability, no-fault threshold, and other substantive opportunities for summary dispositions. We stay abreast of our field as frequent participants in seminars of the Defense Research Institute, American Bar Association, and the Trucking Industry Defense Association. We also lecture the in-house staff of our major clients to help them keep current on industry trends, technology, and techniques in claims handling and litigation.