Trucking & Transportation
Proven and Recognized Trucking and Transportation Lawyers
Our trucking and transportation attorneys are experienced litigators who defend trucking companies and common carriers in complex litigation. We have extensive experience handling catastrophic loss, injury, and death claims for some of the most recognizable names in the transportation industry. We’ve also successfully handled cargo and property damage claims, subrogation claims, commercial litigation, regulatory issues, and labor and employment matters. We are a full-service trucking and transportation law firm.
One of the ways our trucking and transportation attorneys ensure we are best prepared to represent your company’s interests is by staying involved in organizations devoted to trucking and transportation issues [e.g., TIDA (the Trucking Industry Defense Association)]. Our attorneys regularly attend and are frequently speakers at trucking conferences and seminars. That keeps us on the cutting edge of the latest developments impacting the industry and trucking litigation.
HeplerBroom attorneys aggressively defend interstate trucking companies, motor coach companies, independent operators, hazardous material shippers, and others involved in transporting passengers and goods. This litigation often involves regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (www.fmcsa.dot.gov), and we have the knowledge and experience to guide our clients through preparing for and attending Department of Transportation audits and compliance reviews.
We recognize the unique role that trucking companies and common carriers play in our society. We also recognize the unique legal problems and exposures affecting the trucking and transportation industry. Our attorneys understand the necessity of an aggressive defense when faced with catastrophic and large loss claims, and we employ this expertise throughout the discovery process, during alternative dispute resolution, and at trial.
In the Right Places at the Right Times: 24-Hour Emergency Response
In the trucking and transportation industry, there are no “normal business hours,” and when it comes to investigating incidents and defending claims against the transportation industry, our goal is to have your business covered. That’s why we’ve established an Emergency Response Team.
The minutes and hours after a crash matter, and our clients know we’ll be there with them during those critical moments. When an accident occurs, a member of our Emergency Response Team responds immediately in order to preserve physical evidence and witness information, as well as to investigate the cause of the accident. An experienced transportation attorney comes to the accident scene, bringing with him or her the right investigators and accident reconstructionists. (These experts are crucial in conducting a complete investigation and in assisting us in making important determinations on downloading and interpreting event data recordings and other electronically stored information.)
With four offices located throughout the State of Illinois, an office in Missouri, and another in Indiana, HeplerBroom, LLC, is uniquely situated near some of the most highly traveled roads in the country. When an accident occurs in Illinois, Missouri, or Indiana, our attorneys provide the necessary investigative support and ensure you receive advice from lawyers familiar with the local practices, attorneys, and courts.