Transportation Industry

America’s fleets are growing larger and travelling more miles each year after the depth of the recession in 2009. More big trucks and fleets on the roads means more collisions and more risk of exposure for the owners of those fleets. The Willis Law Group’s transportation industry team has a long history of achieving considerable success in both simple and complex cases arising from automobile and commercial trucking accidents. Our attorneys successfully defend operators and owners of tractor-trailers, independent contractor drivers, passenger transportation companies, commercial carriers, fleet owners, insurance companies, and other commercial vehicles owners and drivers.

Our transportation team attorneys effectively represent carrier companies and drivers in all aspects of personal injury and property damage litigation. One focus of this practice is the representation of our clients in cases involving personal injuries resulting from accidents with motor carriers and their drivers. We also defend claims by injured transportation workers under workers’ compensation actions and federal FELA actions as part of our employment law practice.

We protect and advance the interests of motor carriers and their insurers in pre-suit negotiation, litigation and alternative dispute resolution forums. We aggressively defend motor carriers at trial to obtain favorable jury verdicts. We take pride in creating cost-effective, confidential litigation claim resolutions that meet the goals of our transportation clients both in and out of the courtroom.

Most importantly, The Willis Law Group’s Emergency Response Protocol Team acts as “boots on the ground” for our clients in an emergency situation. We recognize the importance of immediate response to catastrophic losses both for the protection of our client and its employees, but also for the advantages this type of response creates should a claim or lawsuit arise. We have found that this prompt handling and preservation of physical evidence and witness reports is invaluable in being able to later provide a successful legal defense. Our ERP Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to immediately respond to accident scenes and other catastrophic losses.

We understand the technology advances, regulations and hurdles faced by our transportation industry clients, including mandatory rest breaks during less congested traffic times, higher speed limits and other limitations that impact their bottom line. Our job is to deflect the monkey wrenches thrown at our clients so they can continue to deliver their goods, services and passengers on time and under budget. Our transportation industry team is adept at navigating the smoothest possible route in order to allow our clients to keep their shows on the road.


ATTORNEYS SPECIALIZING IN THIS PRACTICE

Susan E. Cartwright

Susan E. CartwrightPartner

William J. Clay

William J. ClayPartner

Amos D. Pettis

Amos D. PettisSenior Associate Attorney

Amy Beth Pollock

Amy Beth PollockManaging Partner

Jamie L. Saleh

Jamie L. SalehAssociate Attorney

Stewart Smith

Stewart SmithPartner