Trucking Litigation

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell defends nationally known trucking companies in cases involving significant and catastrophic injuries as well as wrongful death claims. Defense of these cases requires detailed onsite investigation, 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 specialties. Representing an industry subject to regulations at state and federal levels, requires in-depth consultation with trucking industry clients on issues of evidence preservation and compliance matters that may impact the investigation of accidents and the defense of future litigation.

Familiarity with regulations governing the industry is a must and we defend trucking clients in cases involving issues including weight, loading, lighting, driver qualifications and performance, and vehicle maintenance and repair. Our attorneys have litigated cases involving issues related to electronic control modules, and 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 reservoir of resources to our clients' defense.

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell’s  Rapid Response Team is prepared to assist our trucking and transportation clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Serious accidents often occur outside of business hours, which is why RKC’s Rapid Response Team is available to respond day and night. 

Acting quickly after an accident can be critical to avoiding and/or defending claims and lawsuits.  Physical evidence at an accident scene may only be available for a limited time after an accident, including point of impact, point of final rest, skid marks, tire tracks and debris fields.  In addition, our Rapid Response Team protects the driver at the scene, identifies and interviews witnesses and surveys businesses in the location for surveillance videos. 

Throughout the years, our attorneys have been dedicated to serving our trucking and transportation clients by immediately commencing  accident investigation.  Our attorneys routinely respond to the scene of trucking accidents throughout the State of Florida, day and night, to protect our clients’ interests.  We will take the necessary steps to ensure all available evidence is collected and preserved.

Our team has partnered with experienced investigators and experts in accident reconstruction who are on call with our attorneys to immediately respond after an accident.  Together, we work with the  investigators and experts to ensure key evidence is preserved, which protects against the potential of spoliation of evidence claims in the future.  Our experts use state-of-the-art laser scanner equipment which allows them to quickly capture road conditions and evidence.  The vast amount of data recorded by the laser scanner allows us to recreate the accident scene. 

If your company or insured has been in an accident that needs immediate action, our team is prepared to assist.