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For many businesses, the ability to transport goods and services efficiently and cost-effectively is crucial to their success. However, transportation issues can be complex, often involving regulatory matters such as antitrust, safety, and environmental. With offices across North America in key transportation corridors, including Toronto, Detroit, Columbus, Lexington, Nashville, El Paso, and Phoenix, Dickinson Wright lawyers offer comprehensive services for clients in the transportation industry, providing counsel in their day-to-day operations and litigating disputes when necessary.  Whether representing a motor carrier client, railroad client, or the insurer, we are prepared to serve as national, regional, state, or local counsel.

 

Our Services

 

Our transportation lawyers work closely with other practice areas within the firm to ensure that we address and mitigate every potential point of concern that may emerge, including:

 

  • Transportation Litigation

 

 

Motor Carrier

 

Our transportation attorneys represent a broad range of motor carrier clients such as shippers, carriers, haulers, transportation brokers, and insurers in a variety of claims, including:

 

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act claims

  • Catastrophic death and severe personal injury claims

  • Cargo claims involving the Carmack Amendment

  • Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA) claims

  • Defense of wage and hour claims

  • Warehousing claims

  • Insurance coverage

  • Warranty claims

 

Rail Industry

 

Dickinson Wright transportation attorneys have defended and prosecuted claims for Class I, regional, and short line railroads in state and federal courts venues across the Midwest. Our representation of rail carriers includes:

 

  • Federal Employee Liability Act  (FELA)

  • Trackage rights claims

  • Derailments

  •  Track abandonment claims
  • Crossing accidents

  • Freight

  • Trespasser claims

  • Property damage

 

For a more detailed description of our Rail Industry practice, see our practice group brochure.   

 

Transportation Litigation

 

When disputes arise or litigation is threatened,  we always strive to obtain the best solution at the lowest cost to our clients. We regularly represent trucking, railroad, cargo, and warehousing companies on diverse claims and disputes and our lawyers have litigated matters for transportation industry clients in both federal and state courts and before governmental agencies. No matter the issue, our transportation litigators take on the most challenging cases, working toward the most effective solution, whether through early resolution, settlement negotiations, or aggressive litigation.   

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