Trucking and Transportation

With strategic coverage along the I-95 corridor, in the Midwest in Illinois and Missouri, and most recently in southern California, Goldberg Segalla’s interdisciplinary Trucking practice is a one-stop legal shop for leading trucking and other transportation companies, equipped to handle all of the legal risks, needs, and other issues unique to the industry. Actively affiliated with the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), American Trucking Associations (ATA), and various state trucking associations, and drawing on valuable in-house experience, this integrated team’s capabilities span workers’ compensation, employment, mergers and acquisitions, insurance coverage, and litigation over catastrophic injury and death, property damage, products, and other liability claims. Practice highlights include:

  • Workers’ compensation claims-handling model and global closure strategy built on a.) one attorney per file, b.) early and consistent reporting, and c.) quick closure — all tailored to avoid unnecessary legal spending
  • Value-added programs targeted at alleviating pressure points affecting trucking workers’ compensation claims, including a proven light-duty return-to-work program and a pioneering Opioid Impact Program
  • Extensive trial and litigation experience in catastrophic injury, death, and property damage cases, including serving as regional coordinating counsel for major international trucking and logistics companies
  • Backed by 24/7 Emergency Response Team and former FBI office head investigations counsel always on call

In addition to our workers’ compensation capabilities, the firm’s Trucking and Transportation practice includes attorneys focused on other areas of the law affecting these industries. Some of our additional services to trucking and transportation clients include:

  • Commercial and Realty Transactional Law: Our attorneys act as trusted partners to trucking companies in complex, multimillion-dollar commercial disputes and transactions and every facet of their ownership or leasing of land or equipment
  • Employment and Labor: Our proactive counsel and interactive training covers hiring and termination practices, policy manuals, background checks, employee benefits, disability, FMLA policy, union grievances, and collective bargaining negotiations. In addition, our experienced litigators are prepared to defend transportation companies and their executives in employment practices litigation, civil rights claims, traditional labor law matters, and more.
  • Insurance: Nationally leading insurance coverage attorneys advise trucking companies and their insurers on coverage obligations for particular vehicles, uses, and loads; the interplay of insuring documents on tractors, the trailers they tow, and the loads they carry; and the complex issues that may arise in cases involving uninsured or underinsured motorists.