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Trucking and Transportation

Trucking and Transportation

Businesses that provide transportation and freight shipping services deal with health and safety risks, regulatory and legislative restrictions, employment and labor concerns, and specialty coverage issues. The Transportation attorneys and Trucking Industry lawyers at McCormick Barstow help long-haul trucking companies, LTL carriers, and other transportation firms manage the day-to-day legal risks of their businesses.

Keeping Commerce Rolling Forward

We carefully track case law and regulations of importance to the freight transportation industry. Ongoing research, coupled with our years of trial experience, allows us to provide targeted legal guidance to businesses that specialize in the movement of freight by way of rail, highway, marine, and aircraft.

McCormick Barstow advises transportation industry clients on general business matters and business issues unique to the transportation industry. In addition to monitoring state and federal workers’ compensation regulations and related legal concerns such as the Family Medical Leave Act and unemployment compensation matters, our attorneys monitor industry-specific regulations and case law, such as FELA, to make sure that clients’ policies and programs are in full compliance with the law.

Liability Defense For Third-Party Actions

Transportation providers face potential lawsuits on many fronts, including catastrophic third party injuries/death, customers, vendors, and other transportation providers.  In the event of a dispute or risk exposure, we focus on prompt investigation, resolution and litigation avoidance.  If litigation provides the best strategy for efficient resolution or better suits the client’s strategic business needs, we have the resources and talent to proceed with a more aggressive.

Transportation law attorneys must be prepared to provide solutions and legal advice in many areas including—

  • cargo claims
  • civil litigation
  • compliance issues with existing federal and state laws
  • emergency response and crisis management
  • environmental law
  • general corporate matters
  • independent contractor issues
  • insurance coverage
  • Jones Act
  • labor and employment law
  • liability defense
  • mergers, acquisitions and corporate structuring
  • monitoring of proposed and pending legislation
  • personal injury and property damage claims
  • real estate transactions
  • risk management
  • taxation
  • transportation and logistics contracts

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