Transportation & Trucking Litigation

At Patton & Ryan, we defend a vast array of clients in the transportation industry against claims arising out of anything from minor accidents to complex multivehicle catastrophic losses. Among the numerous motor carriers that we represent are semi- tractor-trailers and tankers, buses, ambulances, waste haulers, moving and storage van lines, ground and air express delivery services, and automobile fleets. National transportation and trucking companies, managing general agents, third-party administrators, and insurance companies across the nation come to Patton & Ryan for our decades of experience investigating and defending transportation matters.

The lawyers of Patton & Ryan have litigated and taken transportation cases to verdict in Courts in over half of the states in the country. This breadth and depth of experience has led to superior knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, national CDL standards as well as having long-established relationships with the preeminent experts in accident reconstruction, biomechanical engineers and medical treatment. We know that because cases in the transportation industry often involve catastrophic injuries, a rapid and comprehensive accident response is critical to the protection of our clients’ interests. The instant we receive the call, our firm launches a coordinated effort to get our team of lawyers and experts to the accident site in order to investigate, evaluate and preserve evidence in anticipation of litigation.

While Patton & Ryan attorneys are best known for our development and execution of intelligent, assertive and effective courtroom strategies, we excel at litigating claims both inside and outside the courtroom. We appreciate the need for an aggressive litigation position in these high exposure catastrophic injury cases and we implement a forceful approach whether we are in the discovery process, at trial, or handling the matter by alternative dispute resolution. Clients look at our outstanding track record and realize we know how to get the very best results for the people and companies we serve.

While our seasoned lawyers are tough in court, we also pride ourselves on our ability to cultivate strong relationships with trucking companies and the insurance industry. This helps us honor our commitment to clients to keep legal costs in check.

Unlike some transportation law groups who may feel intimidated by technology, we embrace it. We use every high-tech tool we can to help us instantly track changes in the law, those regulatory twists and turns that can affect our clients. We also use sophisticated technology to create transformational, make-the-case accident reconstruction demonstrations at trial.

We respect what companies in the transportation industry do for society, we understand the challenges they face, and we’re proud to offer the representation they require and deserve.