Transportation

Goldberg Segalla delivers comprehensive transportation litigation services and counsel focused on helping clients keep their income-producing assets moving, delivering, and reloading. Our experience representing regional and national trucking, rail, automobile fleet, aviation, and other transportation-focused companies is grounded in a deep understanding of the realities and challenges facing the business of transportation. The result: a team of trial-tested attorneys at your side to provide sound legal and regulatory advice or to defend you and your employees in even the most complex, high-exposure injury or property damage claims. 

If it involves a vehicle — anything ranging from delivery cars to long-haul tractor-trailers, rail cars, or aircraft — or the facilities and employees that service and operate them, our team can assist across our broad geographic reach and beyond. Our firm litigates cases across the country, and through our strong and active affiliations with leading national networks of select defense counsel across the United States, we can immediately connect our clients with experienced and trusted transportation law attorneys anywhere in the country. 

Our Transportation Practice Group, a team of dozens of attorneys spanning our entire footprint, has extensive experience representing insured and self-insured clients in: 

  • Trucking and Automotive — We provide legal and regulatory counsel for these highly competitive industries, as well as defense against liability and damages claims. Our 24/7 Emergency Response Team manages the initial response to an accident, when every second counts, in order to build a stronger defense.
  • Railroad — Our firm has decades of experience defending the full range of cases that regularly impact the railroad industry under the Federal Employers' Liability Act for personal injury and wrongful death, and under the Federal Railroad Safety Act for retaliation and discrimination. We also have extensive experience in defending lawsuits brought by non-employees, such as crossing accidents, trespasser claims, property damage claims, environmental lawsuits, and governmental disputes.
  • Aviation — For the highly regulated and intensely scrutinized business of aviation, our experience includes cases involving products liability, general aviation liability, property damage, cargo and baggage claims, and subrogation and recovery. 

In addition, our transportation industry clients frequently utilize the services of Goldberg Segalla’s Business and Commercial, Global Insurance Services, Labor and Employment, Workers’ Compensation, and other practice groups — giving them the advantage of a multidisciplinary team that can handle virtually any claim or issue impacting them. 

Avoiding Risk 

We understand that the best defense to a liability claim or administrative agency action is to avoid it altogether. Our team works closely with transportation clients to navigate the growing and complicated legal and regulatory issues confronting them, with a focus on effectively managing risk and minimizing the potential for a lawsuit. We counsel on everything from major liability concerns to the daily operational issues of a business.