Transportation

Transportation

Our clients in the transportation industry rely on us to handle surface and air injury, accident and damage cases, cargo damage disputes, delay disputes and collection matters.  We represent transportation companies in local, state and federal courts.  Our firm includes members of the Transportation Lawyers of America, the Conference of Freight Counsel (of which Vic Henry is the current chairman), and the Defense Research Institute.  We have particular expertise in transportation litigation claims, both intrastate and interstate.  We successfully protect our clients’ rights to limit their liability, enforce tariff provisions, transportation agreements and conditions of service, as well as defeat cargo claims that do not comply with applicable tariffs, regulations and statutes.  The following are reported decisions reflecting some of our successful outcomes for our transportation clients:

Hoskins v. Bekins Van Lines, 343 F.3d 769 (5th Cir. 2003)
Lacewicz v. Joyce Van Lines, Inc., 2011 WL 6370048 (S.D. Tex.)
Williamson Dickey Manufacturing Co. v. M/V Heinrich, J., 2011 WL 320098 (S.D. Tex.)
Hauck v. Bekins Van Lines, LLC., 2010 WL 4705264 (S.D. Tex.)
Landair Transport, Inc. v. Schneider National Carriers, Inc., 2009 WL 1456423 (N.D. Tex.) and 2009 WL 3423037 (N.D. Tex.)
Patriot Signs, Inc. v. SAIA Motor Freight Lines, LLC, 2009 WL 1456423 (N.D. Tex.)
Montalvo v. Bekins Moving Solutions, Inc., 613 F.Supp.2d 892 (S.D. Tex. 2009)
Mickens v. Longhorn DFW Moving, Inc., 264 S.W.3d 875 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2008)
Fraser-Nash v. Atlas Van Lines, Inc., 2008 WL 346381 (S.D. Tex., 2008)
Knight Transportation, Inc. v. Westinghouse Digital Electronics, LLC, 2008 Westlaw 194739 (N.D. Tex.)
Neal v. Allied Van Lines, Inc., 2007 WL 831835, Fed. Carr. Cas. P. 84,487 (W.D. Tex. 2007)
Fraser-Nash v. All Points Moving & Storage, L.P., 2007 W.L. 419515, Fed. Carr. Cas. P. 84,480 (S.D. Tex. 2007)
United Van Lines, LLC v. Jackson, 467 F.Supp. 2d 711, Fed. Carr. Cas. P. 84,475 (S.D. Tex. 2006)
United Van Lines, LLC v. Marks, 404 F. Supp. 2d 954 (S.D. Tex. 2005)
Bobak v. D Lux Movers and Storage, Inc., 2005 WL 3157917 (N.D. Tex. 2005)
United Van Lines, LLC v. Marks, 366 F. Supp. 2d 468 (S.D. Tex. 2005)
Mayflower Transit, LLC v. Troutt, 332 F.Supp. 2d 971 (W.D. Tex. 2004)
Franyutti v. Hidden Valley Moving & Storage, Inc., 325 F.Supp. 2d 775, Fed. Carr. Cases P. 84,350 (W.D. Tex. 2004)
Marks v. Suddath Relocation Systems, Inc., 319 F. Supp. 2d 746 (S.D. Tex. 2004)
Kimmell v. Bekins Van Lines, LLC, 210 F. Supp. 2d 850 (S.D. Tex. 2002)
Mayflower Transit, Inc. v. Weil, Gotshall & Manges, 2000 U.S. Dist. Lexis 20299 (N.D. Tex. 2000)
Fox v. Kachina Moving & Storage, Inc., 1998 W.L. 760268 (N.D. Tex. 1998)
Prince v. United Van Lines, Inc., 1997 W.L. 53121 (N.D. Tex. 1997)

We don’t approach truck, train and air accident litigation like basic motor vehicle negligence cases. The complexity of the issues and the potential seriousness of the accidents involved demand that we work with our clients within minutes after an accident occurs to make sure that an immediate investigation is performed in a litigation–quality manner.  We have an emergency team of accident reconstructionists, investigators, and criminal defense attorneys standing by to assist our attorneys in thoroughly protecting our clients’ interests after an accident, preserving evidence, and preventing spoliation of the accident scene.

Our firm also provides insurance coverage advice in connection with transportation-related actions.


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