Commercial Motor Vehicle Litigation

The transportation industry is faced with significant challenges including governmental regulation, changing technologies, negative media attention and vulnerability to large jury verdicts. Meeting these challenges requires guidance from legal counsel with deep industry, regulatory and legal knowledge and experience.

At Salmon, Ricchezza, Singer & Turchi, LLP, we provide comprehensive guidance, regulatory advice and litigation services to companies engaged in commercial transportation and their insurers. Through decades of experience, we have gained an understanding of the unique aspects of transportation law and are thoroughly familiar with the industry, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and the many challenges our clients face. Our lawyers are active in industry organizations such as ATA, TIDA, and TLA, which enables us to stay current on the latest developments impacting the industry and identify concerns before they become problems.

From small companies to the largest regional and national companies, we advise clients on risk management and the litigation of claims ranging from contract disputes to catastrophic injury and wrongful death actions. Based on our representation of owners, operators, lessors, lessees, manufacturers, and other entities in cases involving tractor-trailers, straight trucks, school buses, charter buses, municipal buses, limousines, taxicabs, tow trucks and emergency rescue vehicles, we are very familiar with the issues and challenges in this highly specialized area of the law.

Dedicated to integrity, responsiveness, practicality, and legal excellence, we will pursue litigation and alternative dispute techniques in order to reach the best possible resolution for our clients. We will look closely at the needs of our clients in order to develop the best possible legal strategy for each client. Recognizing the high cost of litigation, we offer clients proactive advice and strategies to mitigate risk and avoid potential liability. We are dedicated to providing professional, practical and cost effective representation to all of our clients. We are accustomed to traditional, as well as alternative fee arrangements to accommodate the diverse interests and needs of our clients.

Our lawyers regularly litigate in federal and state courts and handling all facets of cases from inception through trial and any appeals. We are also adept at representing and defending our clients’ interests before administrative agencies and in municipal proceedings.

Over the years, we have developed extensive resources, vast knowledge, and a network of highly skilled and respected transportation, accident reconstruction and medical experts. Using these resources, we keep our clients informed and provide unparalleled client support and service in and out of court.

Recognizing that immediate accident investigation is essential to establishing the best defense, we have a rapid-response team on call 24-7, 365 days a year and protocols to assure prompt and thorough accident investigation and preservation of critical evidence. Upon calling our emergency number, 1-800-286-8013, you will be placed in contact with one of our experienced commercial vehicle attorneys who will assess the accident situation and mobilize all necessary resources, including the retention of experts, investigators and criminal defense attorneys, for immediate action.