Transportation

Trucking
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell defends nationally known trucking companies in cases involving significant and catastrophic injuries as well as wrongful death claims. Strong defense of these cases requires detailed onsite investigation, an intimate knowledge of federal motor carrier safety regulations, and familiarity with experts in a variety of technical fields. Our attorneys work with experts in accident reconstruction, biomechanics, metallurgy, and a variety of medical fields. Representing an industry subject to regulation at state and federal levels, we consult trucking industry clients on evidence preservation and compliance matters that may impact the investigation of accidents and the defense of future litigation. 

Familiar with the regulations governing the industry, we defend trucking clients in cases involving issues including weight, lighting, driver qualifications and performance, and vehicle maintenance and repair. Our attorneys have litigated cases involving issues related to the electronic control module, and defended claims arising from a variety of trucking accidents including rollovers, vehicle/ pedestrian, and multiple vehicle collisions. When cases must go to trial, including those involving catastrophic injuries, we bring courtroom experience backed by a deep bench of resources to our clients' defense.

Railroads
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell attorneys have experience handling railroad claims involving crossing accidents, disputes over railroad right-of-ways, property damage, and third party personal injury claims, as well as employee claims brought under the Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA).

In the area of casualty defense, our attorneys conduct detailed site investigations, interviews witnesses, and works with respected experts in medical, engineering, and other related fields. RKC attorneys are familiar with the regulations and standards governing railroad transportation.

In civil rights defense, we also defend against claims of discrimination by transportation industry workers.