Transportation

Transportation

The nature of the claims brought against the transportation industry, and its current regulatory scheme, is truly unique from a legal perspective. This area requires lawyers to be familiar and knowledgeable with the current issues facing the industry. Litigators need to keep informed on current transportation law issues and must have experience in litigating issues such as driver fatigue and the now prevalent negligent hire/retention claims.

Lashly & Baer represents trucking and transportation companies and their employees in all these legal matters. This includes catastrophic injury, death, property damage, breach of contract and cargo claims in Missouri and Illinois.

Our experience allows us to provide valuable services and informed opinions to trucking companies, their insurers and employees. You do not have to wait for answers, because we have trusted experts available to assist with accident reconstruction, toxicology, medical and psychological concerns, and analysis of economic damage and impact.

Lashly & Baer has defended personal injury claims and filed third-party claims when our investigation revealed a defective product or a highway design defect that contributed to the accident. To defend claims we use the latest technology such as computer-animated reconstruction. We also utilize the retrieval, interpretation and evaluation of Electronic Control Module (ECM) or “black box” data now available in some newer-model passenger cars.

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We regularly handle the following legal issues for our clients:

  • Accident reconstruction
  • Accidents due to defective products
  • Breach of contract
  • Cargo claims
  • Catastrophic injury and death claims
  • Collection of transportation charges under the I.C.C. Termination Act of 1995
  • Common carrier law
  • Common carrier liability law
  • Damage or delay in delivery of goods under the Carmack Amendment
  • Department of Transportation violations
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drug/alcohol use by drivers
  • Excessive/inadequate speed
  • Freight claims
  • Freight loss and damage
  • Highway design defect
  • Interstate commerce
  • Interstate motor carrier’s liability for loss
  • Intrastate and interstate cargo claims
  • Medical, psychological, and economic damages
  • Motor carrier defense
  • Motor carrier law
  • Motor carrier liability
  • Motor carrier regulation
  • Negligent hire/retention claims
  • Personal injury claims involving Department of Transportation violations
  • Property damage
  • Reckless or inattentive drivers
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation
  • Truck accidents
  • Trucking law
  • Trucking liability
  • Wrongful death
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