Transportation Litigation

At HKM, our transportation team can quickly respond to an accident scene to preserve evidence and reconstruct the accident, and also satisfy the diverse litigation and regulatory compliance needs of our clients, in the event a lawsuit is commenced.

Our experienced attorneys are active in all aspects of the transportation industry.

Clients
We represent a wide range of clients, both directly and through their insurers, including:

  • Regional and national intrastate and interstate motor carriers
  • Independent truckers
  • Private fleet operators
  • In-house departments
  • Self-insured employers
  • Third-party administrators
  • Independent adjusting companies to protect the trucking company when one of their vehicles is involved in an accident

Our transportation litigation attorneys are seasoned trial attorneys who have successfully tried numerous cases and effectively resolved hundreds more through negotiated settlements or other forms of dispute resolution. Many of these cases involved catastrophic injuries, including two of the largest vehicular accidents in the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

HKM lawyers have also participated in the criminal defense of drivers and assisted companies undergoing Department of Transportation and National Transportation Safety Board investigations.

In addition to HKM experienced attorneys, we have a team of professionals whose expertise supports all areas of law that affect the transportation industry including;

  • experts in the fields of engineering
  • bio-mechanics
  • conspicuity and lighting
  • fatigue and sleep deprivation
  • FMCSR compliance
  • and loading and unloading cargo.

HKM’s emergency response team of attorneys and experts are capable of conducting on-site surveys and inspections in order to properly document and preserve key evidence for trial, as well as to conduct detailed accident reconstructions. Our experience and expert contacts make HKM an excellent choice for companies that do not want to get pressured into exorbitant settlements, but instead want an aggressive, yet objective approach to achieve favorable resolutions of its disputes.

 

HKM lawyers have considerable knowledge in the transportation industry and the trial experience necessary to effectively defend clients in both state and federal courts. Our extensive coverage and appellate practice also provides additional value to our commercial transportation and trucking clients.

Jeffrey A. Abrahamson
Jeffrey A. Abrahamson

Senior Attorney

Direct Dial:

651-251-8315

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J.P. Gatto
J.P. Gatto

Shareholder

Direct Dial:

651-251-8353

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Daniel A. Haws
Daniel A. Haws

Shareholder

Direct Dial:

651-251-8321

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Krista J. Pezewski
Krista J. Pezewski

Shareholder

Direct Dial:

651-767-8867

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John Wells
John Wells

Senior Attorney

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651-251-8305

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