Trucking and Transportation

In an industry sector characterized by globalization, market consolidation, cost uncertainty, and “nuclear” verdicts, transportation companies need new strategies to meet the modern litigation opportunities and challenges.  Drew Eckl & Farnham is widely recognized as an innovative industry leader in the field of transportation and trucking litigation. The firm represents a wide variety of national, regional, and local motor carriers and private fleet operators, both directly and through their insurers and third party administrators.

Areas of Law

Drew Eckl & Farnham assists clients with a wide variety of issues and disputes related to commercial transportation, including trucking, car hauling units, third party logistics (3PL), inter-modal, bus, taxi, and private fleets.  Specifically, the firm has significant experience and expertise in many practice areas, including:

  • General Liability Losses:
    • Personal and catastrophic injury claims
    • Wrongful death
    • Cargo losses and recovery
    • Environmental law violations and claims, including hazardous spills and soil and groundwater contamination
  • Complex Commercial Collections
  • Workers’ Compensation and Longshoremen's claims
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Insurance Coverage
    • Self-insurance and insurance carrier mediation
    • Vehicle leasing disputes and insurance claims
    • MCS 90 endorsement construction and interpretation
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Product liability claims
    • Insurance and reinsurance disputes
    • Class-action claims
  • Regulatory Compliance issues
    • Compliance assistance with federal and state Departments of Transportation
    • Legal services for international shipping and transportation compliance

Value Added Services

Drew Eckl & Farnham attorneys provide clients with on-site educational seminars and meetings regarding new regulations, recent legal developments, and emerging technologies.  The Firm works with in-house attorneys and adjusters to develop stream-lined protocols for accident investigation and case handling.  Also, the Firm established an Emergency Response Plan for immediate accident investigation, and developed a 24-Hour Emergency Hotline in order to respond to the industry’s needs whenever and wherever they occur.

Trade Associations and Organizations

The Trucking and Transportation team is a proud and active member of the following trade organizations:

  • The Transportations Lawyers’ Association
  • American Bar Association Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Trucking Law Committee
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA) Trucking Law Committee

*No Guarantee of Results:  Many of the practice summaries and individual attorney biographies on this website describe results obtained in matters handled for Drew Eckl & Farnham clients.  These descriptions are meant only to provide information about the activities and experience of our attorneys.   They are not intended as a guarantee that the same or similar results can be obtained in every matter undertaken by our attorneys; and you should not assume that a similar result can be obtained in a legal matter of interest to you.  The outcome of a particular matter can depend on a variety of factors.