Transportation

Transportation

For nearly two decades, the principals of Lock Gordon have been called upon to defend motor carriers, shippers, brokers, and third-party logistic companies in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in the most challenging venues in the country. These cases predominantly involved seven to nine figure settlement demands.

Our clients range from local and regional motor carriers to multi-national transportation companies. We have represented the world’s largest parcel delivery company as its “core” or national counsel in over 40 states and are regularly retained by excess insurers to monitor and litigate high exposure trucking cases.  Insurers frequently request that we “parachute” into existing litigation, often on the eve of trial.

As lead trial counsel, we manage catastrophic losses and high-value claims from the initial investigation, often within hours of an event, through trial.  We maintain an on-call, 24/7 emergency-response “Go Team” to quickly respond to commercial motor vehicle accidents wherever and whenever they occur.

Representative trucking cases that we have defended include:

  • Defense verdict for Fortune 50 transportation company in wrongful death case involving bicyclist and commercial vehicle in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Plaintiff demanded more than $20 million prior to trial. 
  • Defense verdict for Fortune 50 transportation company in wrongful death case involving 19-year-old pedestrian and tractor trailer in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, well-known to be a “judicial hell hole”.
  • Defense verdict for Fortune 50 transportation company in wrongful death case involving 29-year-old motorist and tractor trailer in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
  • Defense verdict for international transportation company in catastrophic injury case in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Defense verdict for large national LTL freight carrier in catastrophic injury case in state court in Marathon County, WI.
  • Directed verdict for Fortune 50 transportation company in wrongful death case involving pedestrian and commercial vehicle in state court in Clark County, NV.  Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand was over $20 million.

We stay one step ahead of the Plaintiffs’ bar and stand ready to counter their strategies aimed at demonizing the trucking industry, such as arguments for heightened standards of care, claims of corporate negligence, misapplication of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and reliance on the “Reptile Theory”. Lock Gordon attorneys are there, steadfastly and skillfully defending those who deliver essential products and services to our communities.

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