Transportation Litigation

The HPS Transportation Team is comprised of a group of dedicated attorneys with decades of hands-on experience in the industry. Given the interstate nature of this practice, our team has defended companies and drivers throughout the country at both the state and federal level. Over the years we have defended trucking, railroad and aviation companies, as well as bus and coach lines.

Given the time-sensitive nature of transportation litigation claims, we are committed to providing a swift and thorough response. Our immediate priority is to assess the gravity of an accident to determine how to best counsel and protect our client and its employees. From there, we work to secure the scene, interview witnesses, direct accident reconstructionists, download all the collected data, and then use the information gathered to prepare for trial. We also have access to the leading experts in not only trucking, but also accident reconstruction, biomechanics, human factors and design engineering.

Our Trucking Team has decades of experience in defending all three phases of the tripartite relationship, whether it be shipper, broker or motor carrier. Our team is well versed on the Federal Motor Carrier safety regulations as they apply to each case. We take great pride in conducting an immediate investigation necessary to secure crucial logistics evidence. Our greatest leverage in defending these high exposure cases is the fact we can and we will take the case to trial if settlement cannot be reached.

Most of our aviation lawyers are also pilots with experience in general and corporate aviation, some of whom have served as fighter pilots in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps. When it comes to aviation, no matter how complicated the plane or system, our attorneys know the aircraft and one of them has likely flown it - from jet fighters to commercial "heavies," from the most advanced business jets to the single engine trainers and everything in between. Not only have we used the various components that are often at issue in aviation incidents, we understand how they are made, how they work and how they need to be defended.

Our Transportation Litigation attorneys have:

  • Defended highly-publicized trucking accidents involving multiple fatalities and catastrophic injuries throughout the country
  • Represented coach lines and bus lines in catastrophic events
  • Conducted 100s of on-site investigations
  • Counseled logistics clients on adoptive measures to help prevent litigation and minimize risk
  • Appeared as lead trial counsel in approximately 12 different states in product liability, transportation and professional negligence matters
  • Secured successful jury verdicts in a wide range of subject areas, including transportation, agency, premises liability, product liability and professional negligence, demonstrating our expertise in the courtroom.
With talent and resources across the country, our Transportation Litigation attorneys are poised to defend claims where and when our clients need us- locally, regionally and nationally.