Practice Areas

Transportation Liability

Our lawyers have successfully defended insurers and self-insureds in transportation related claims. These claims generally occur in over the road, rail, or ocean transport and as a result of the operation of tractor-trailers, company vehicles or personal vehicles in the course and scope of their employment which result in serious and catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Our attorneys have defended a wide variety of trucking liability claims, including operator negligence, driver fatigue, negligent entrustment, hiring and retention, intentional misconduct and punitive damages.

In addition to a prompt and aggressive defense, Doyen Sebesta & Poelma, LLLP often utilizes its contacts with experts in accident reconstruction and investigation, as well as medical experts to provide early evaluation of potential exposure, and allow our client’s to effectively and efficiently resolve cases of serious injury and wrongful death, in advance of prolonged and costly litigation. Early involvement in the investigation of an incident, particularly those involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death, also affords clients protection of the investigation prior to the initiation of litigation, further serves to protect potentially valuable evidence, and ultimately serves to save clients money.

Our attorneys who practice in the transportation field are well versed in all regulatory, technical and legal issues that impact upon our client’s operations and exposure for deaths, catastrophic injuries and cargo losses. We maintain a competitive edge in this field through active participation with recognized industry and legal associations. More importantly, Doyen Sebesta’s attorneys understand the economic environment that our clients operate in and the importance of early assessment and resolution where appropriate, and aggressive defense through trial.

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