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Dickinson Wright PLLC’s lawyers have decades of experience in representing members of the transportation industry.  Such representation has involved Class I, regional and short line railroads; motor carriers; shippers; freight forwarders; and brokers in a wide range of their day to day operations.  It has included Dickinson Wright PLLC attorneys aggressively and very successfully representing them in the prosecution and defense of claims in state and federal courts throughout the country.


Dickinson Wright PLLC has been involved in defending and prosecuting claims for Class I, regional, and short line railroads in state and federal courts venued in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  Our representation of rail carriers has entailed a variety of cases involving the FELA (single trauma and occupational exposures), derailments, crossing accidents, trespasser claims, property damage environmental claims, trackage rights claims, offers of financial assistance/track abandonment claims, freight, contract, insurance coverage, and various other commercial litigation matters. For a more detailed description of our Rail Industry practice, see our practice group brochure.


Our transportation team knows and understands the motor carrier industry, and is experienced in representing motor carrier clients. Our representation in the motor carrier industry includes a variety of matters involving the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act, defense of catastrophic death and severe personal injury claims, cargo claims involving the Carmack Amendment, defense of wage and hour claims, warehousing claims, insurance coverage, including layers of insurance, warranty claims, labor and employment issues, environmental issues, and negotiation and drafting of contracts. Further, our ability to respond quickly to a client’s calls ensures our client’s interests are protected at an accident scene. Fore more information, see our Motor Carrier practice page.


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