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Transportation Litigation

Our attorneys have provided legal advice and representation to the transportation industry for a decade. We represent major trucking companies and trucking insurers, independent owner operators, motor carriers, LTL carriers, and self-insured trucking companies. We also represent national rental car companies, personal and commercial lines auto insurers and their insureds.

The firm represents its transportation clients in the defense of single and multi-vehicle accident cases from inception through trial and appeal against claims for bodily injury, catastrophic loss, wrongful death, property damage, physical damage, and cargo claims. We also represent our clients at inter-company arbitration. We are frequently called upon to litigate insurance coverage, premises liability, no-fault, breach of contract, and commercial claims. Our transportation clients also seek legal advice on risk management and safety compliance issues.

Due to our extensive experience defending trucking companies, we are knowledgeable of FHWA requirements, trailer interchange inspections, stevedoring agreements, bill of lading and other documentation involved in trucking litigation. In the course of litigation, we engage in the retention of experts, such as tire experts, engineers, and accident reconstruction experts that have permitted our clients to reduce the settlement sums paid to resolve catastrophic loss cases.

At the state and federal level, we have been successful in having cases dismissed through motions for summary judgment on the basis that plaintiffs have failed to meet the serious injury threshold of New York’s Insurance Law.

Our firm also has an extensive transportation subrogation practice. Our transportation clients retain us to commence subrogation actions to seek monetary recovery for vehicle damage and loss and property damage from third-parties on the basis of negligence. Our rental car company clients hire us to commence vehicle damage actions against renters for negligence and breach of contract, for the failure to purchase the loss damage waiver, and actions against negligent third-parties. We also defend subrogation actions brought against our transportation clients.

Trucking, auto, bus and other transportation-related accidents frequently lend themselves to multiple related actions: personal injury, inter-company arbitration, subrogation claims. Billig Law, P.C. can represent your company’s interests in all types of actions.

As is crucial in an ever-changing legal field, we keep abreast of current issues affecting the industry. You will notice our presence at seminars sponsored by the Defense Research Institute and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals.

We can aggressively defend your company against negligence claims and maximize your recoveries. For inquiries about our transportation defense and transportation subrogation practice, send us an email at info@billiglaw.com.

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