Practice Area Overview

JDKG has broad experience defending common carriers from lawsuits filed for items damaged or lost while in intrastate or interstate transit. We have represented clients as diverse as professional movers, to natural gas distributors who serve residential, commercial, and industrial customers. We have successfully dealt with issues concerning employees and independent contractors of motor carriers.

By acting quickly and consistently with the Carmack Amendment, we can often limit the liability a carrier might otherwise incur. We are well-versed in the statutory scheme of federal preemption of state law claims under the Carmack Amendment.

We also handle cases dealing with a number of federal transportation regulations affecting:

  • Drivers
  • Vehicles
  • Company responsibilities
  • FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) Hazmat requirements

We represent and defend common carriers and trucking companies in personal injury litigation. We also provide transactional support, including drafting contracts to limit future liability and avoid litigation.