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Our skilled team represents all areas of the transportation industry, understanding the intricate needs and regulatory structures surrounding the trucking and railroad industries. Haws-KM provides legal defense and regulatory counsel to companies of all sizes throughout the country. We work to anticipate and avoid risk and devise strategies that prevent litigation or costly settlements.
Our transportation litigation experts are seasoned trial attorneys who have successfully tried numerous cases and effectively resolved hundreds more through negotiated settlements or other forms of dispute resolution. We assist clients in all aspects of the case: from discovery disputes to site inspections and expert evaluation.
Our team researches and analyzes all possibilities and helps build our case with the strongest evidence and expert opinions available. Our team has national trial work defending clients on matters arising from the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Our firm has also participated in the criminal defense of drivers and assisted companies undergoing Department of Transportation and National Transportation Safety Board investigations.
We represent a wide range of clients, both directly and through their insurers, including:
- Independent adjusting companies to protect the trucking company when one of their vehicles is involved in an accident
- Independent truckers
- In-house departments
- Private fleet operators
- Regional and national intrastate and interstate motor carriers
- Self-insured employers
- Third-party administrators
Our team draws on deep expertise in related areas of law that affect the transportation industry including:
- Conspicuity and lighting
- Fatigue and sleep deprivation
- Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
- FMCSR compliance
- Loading and unloading cargo
- Railroad liability
We defend complex cases and resolve disputes with our client’s best interests in mind. Our lawyers can quickly respond to an accident scene to preserve critical evidence and coordinate expert accident reconstructions so we can assess all risks and probabilities. This helps us anticipate and evaluate expert findings.