HCP represents shippers, common carriers, trucking companies, wheel and tire manufacturers, vehicle maintenance and service companies, and other related players in the transportation industry. Each member of HCP’s team of skilled attorneys who work in this field has subject matter expertise in various aspects of transportation law. Our broad experience includes obtaining favorable results in court actions involving catastrophic personal injury accidents, property damage litigation, cargo claims, and contract disputes. We also provide advice and representation for insurance coverage disputes, regulatory compliance issues, and transactional work.
Our attorneys have a proven record of successfully and economically litigating trucking and transportation accident cases. As any common carrier knows, injuries from trucking accidents can range from minor and common soft-tissue injuries to disfigurement or death. In “bet the company” litigation, you need an attorney who has been down that road many times before.
HCP attorneys have experience litigating cargo liability claims on both sides of the motor carrier/broker divide. We’ve successfully resolved freight disputes involving damaged or delayed cargo, and the collection of overdue freight charges. We’ve also litigated motor carrier liability for cargo lost or damaged in transit. When a cargo claim occurs, your attorney needs to know the law and understand the potential issues and strategies. We are very familiar with the obtuse and sometimes byzantine laws that apply, such as the Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Clause and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Most law firms aren’t.
HCP is nationally recognized as a top insurance coverage firm. HCP attorneys have successfully litigated trucking insurance issues in several states. Among others, they have prosecuted and defended claims arising out of federal and state regulations including the MCS-90 and Owners Liability Acts, reimbursement claims, priority disputes, the reciprocal clause, the anti-subrogation rule, and the omnibus clause.