A Firm Representing Companies and Drivers in Trucking and Commercial Transport Litigation Throughout Georgia

Trucking accidents and other issues in the commercial transport industry can present substantial liability risks for companies and their insurers. Plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death claims routinely demand substantial damages, and disputes between commercial parties can also entail significant exposure. As a result, when targeted in trucking and commercial transport litigation, companies and their insurers need experienced legal representation.

At Downey & Cleveland, we have defended trucking companies, shipping companies, freight forwarders, insurers, and other clients in trucking and commercial transport litigation for 50 years. Over the decades, our lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients before trial, at trial, and on appeal. We take a diligent approach focused on uncovering the relevant facts as quickly as possible, and our lawyers rely on their extensive experience to provide cost-effective representation at all stages of the process.

Common Issues in Trucking and Commercial Transport Litigation

Trucking and commercial transport litigation can involve a wide range of issues. Following an accident on the road, various companies can potentially be responsible, and sorting out liability requires a comprehensive factual investigation and an in-depth understanding of the law. This is true for all types of commercial trucking accidents, including those involving allegations of:

  • Truck driver negligence
  • Inadequate truck maintenance
  • Truck or components such as brake or tire defects
  • Cargo spills
  • Other cargo-related issues, such as loose or shifting cargo causes a truck driver to lose control
  • Hiring inexperienced or unlicensed drivers
  • Allowing drivers to exceed federal motor carrier driving regulations

All of these are common allegations in commercial truck accident cases, presenting defense opportunities for motor carriers and their drivers. Our lawyers know how to leverage these opportunities, both before suit is filed and at trial.

Along with commercial truck accident litigation, we also serve as defense counsel for companies and drivers in other types of commercial transport litigation as well. This includes litigation involving issues such as:

  • Breach of contract
  • Broker and freight forwarder liability
  • Indemnification and additional insured liability
  • Direct actions
  • MCS-90 liability
  • Warranty liability

Why Commercial Transport Companies and Insurers Choose Downey & Cleveland in Georgia

In trucking and commercial transport litigation, experience matters. We have successfully represented clients in trucking and commercial transport litigation throughout Georgia, and we have obtained favorable results for our clients at trial and on appeal in both state and federal courts statewide.

Contact Downey & Cleveland, LLP for More Information

If you would like to know more about our firm’s Trucking and Commercial Transport practice, we invite you to schedule an appointment at Downey & Cleveland, LLP. To speak with one of our defense lawyers in Marietta, GA, in confidence, give us a call at 770-422-3233 or tell us how we can get in touch online today.