Transportation

Trucking accidents require dedication, service and expertise like that possessed by our transportation litigation team. Injuries are sometimes catastrophic and even companies with well developed policies and mechanisms to track their employees’ compliance can face significant exposure due to the complexities and uncontrollable circumstances in running a successful trucking operation. The days when transportation litigation involved only the law and facts of an accident are gone. Plaintiffs now attempt to stress violations of the FMCSRs, whether violations are directly related to the accident or not. Spoliation, record retention, electronic data retention, and post-accident record management policies and procedures have become a point of focus. Punitive damage and negligent retention and hiring claims are often asserted.

O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A. defends trucking companies and their drivers for accidents occurring throughout Minnesota and in western Wisconsin. The four attorneys of our transportation team have almost 100 years of legal practice among them, and are capable of handling all aspects of a transportation claim from the initial investigative stages through trial. Over the years we have been referred cases by trucking companies, self-insureds and insurance companies. We emphasize working closely with our trucking clients and their drivers to provide a prompt, thorough and effective defense of trucking-related claims and legal matters.

We understand the importance of prompt investigations and have established a hotline to assist our clients 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. One of our experienced attorneys can be at the scene of an accident within hours. This allows us to establish an early attorney/client relationship and to work closely with investigators and re-constructionists for a thorough initial investigation. We are also happy to provide clients with seminars and loss prevention education.

We invite you to contact a member of our transportation litigation team if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance.