Trucking and Commercial Transportation Litigation
While trucking accidents have decreased over the years, there are still around 80,000 truck accidents each year in the United States resulting in injury, with around 4,000 of those crashes resulting in death. Along with other commercial transportation accidents – including accidents involving trains, watercraft, and aircraft – companies involved in the commercial transportation of goods that keep our economy moving still face the risk of costly litigation and high settlements and verdicts which threaten the continued vitality of those companies and their insurers.
Proven Experience and Results in Kentucky Trucking and Transportation Litigation
At Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird, our trucking and commercial transportation litigation attorneys have extensive experience in investigating and defending trucking and transportation accidents and claims from immediately after the accident on through to trial and a final verdict or dismissal. Our team of attorneys has conducted hundreds of investigations and defended hundreds of claims involving serious physical injury and death resulting from transportation and trucking accidents, with consistent positive results.
Our litigation and investigation teams routinely provide education and training to trucking and transportation companies, their insurers, and third-party administrators regarding the investigation of trucking and transportation accidents, the preservation of evidence including physical and electronic evidence, the investigation and handling of claims, and defense strategy. Our attorneys are also members and leaders of trucking industry and litigation organizations which focus on the defense of trucking and transportation cases, including the following: Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), the Defense Research Institute (DRI), Transportation Committee of the American Bar Association, Kentucky Motor Transport Association, and the Transportation Lawyers Association.
Work Closely with a Trucking and Transportation Attorney Through All Critical Phases of Litigation
Time is of the essence in defending against a claim arising from a commercial transportation accident, and our attorneys will be at your company’s side to begin a robust defense of your interests while the evidence is still fresh and while opportunities for a fair settlement or disposition of the case are still available. Our attorneys are available and reachable by cell phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to begin investigating a claim and to continue to provide you with the best defense possible. As part of our representation of your transportation company or insured, our attorneys will:
- Properly investigate the accident scene and supervise the ongoing investigation into the accident
- Preserve necessary and relevant evidence
- Investigate the participation and possible fault of plaintiffs, other defendants and third parties
- Communicate with law enforcement and government investigators
- Prepare witnesses and employees for depositions
- Coordinate with expert witnesses in the trucking and transportation field
- Negotiate with plaintiffs and other parties for a reasonable settlement and/or disposition of any accident-related claims
Contact Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird For Your Trucking and Transportation Litigation Needs
Contact the attorneys at Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird for further information on how we can be of service to your trucking or transportation company. Call 502-618-5700 today to set up a consultation with a Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird trucking and transportation law attorney.