TRANSPORTATION LIABILITYAggressive & efficient representation of its transportation clients

Represents Individuals & Corporations

Since its founding, Fee Smith has maintained a strong commitment to the transportation industry. Our clients include highway construction contractors and subcontractors, national and global trucking entities, bus companies, rental car fleets, ridesharing, and limousine services. Our attorneys are well versed in all regulatory, technical, and legal issues that impact our transportation clients’ operations, including catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, major highway construction incidents, tractor-trailer, big rig, and hazardous materials accidents, automobile accidents, freight claims, property loss, and other transportation incidents. We provide legal services related to local and national transportation regulations including those from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), state departments of transportation, the Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Surface Transportation Board (STB). We maintain a competitive edge in this field through active participation in recognized industry associations such as the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), the American Trucking Association (ATA), American College of Transportation Attorneys (ACTA), and the USLAW Transportation Section.

Early Assessment & Resolution

AN AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE

We understand the importance of early assessment and resolution where appropriate, as well as aggressive defense through trial. We know that our transportation clients operate continuously, which is why our transportation attorneys, accident reconstructionists, and independent adjusters are all available as part of our 24-Hour Major Incident Response Team.

Frequently Asked Questions

What steps should my company take to prepare for potential litigation in Texas?

If your company is facing the possibility of litigation in Texas, it’s essential to take certain steps to prepare. First, gather and organize all relevant documents, contracts, and communications related to the dispute. Consult with your in-house legal team or engage outside counsel to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case. It’s crucial to preserve any electronic or physical evidence that may be relevant to the litigation. Finally, communicate openly and regularly with your trial lawyer to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the situation and develop an effective legal strategy.

Can my company be sued in multiple jurisdictions in Texas?

Yes, it’s possible for a company to be sued in multiple jurisdictions within Texas. This can occur if the company has operations, employees, or significant contacts in different counties or cities across the state. In such cases, it’s crucial to work with an experienced trial lawyer who understands the complexities of multi-jurisdictional litigation. They can help you navigate the various procedural rules and strategize the most effective approach to handle the litigation in each jurisdiction.

How long does the litigation process typically take for a company in Texas?

The duration of litigation can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Complex commercial disputes involving companies often take longer than simple personal injury cases. The litigation process in Texas generally involves several stages, including pleadings, discovery, pre-trial motions, trial, and potentially an appeal. It’s challenging to provide an exact timeline, as each case is unique. However, your trial lawyer can provide a rough estimate based on their experience and knowledge of the specific court where the case is being litigated.

Emergency Response Team

The FS&S Emergency Response Team was developed to help our corporate and insurance clients with their need for legal assistance during a catastrophic event such as a construction or transportation accident. The firm has assembled a team of attorneys and outside experts that can be called upon at a moment’s notice to assist with the gathering of facts and other data necessary to represent the clients’ best interest in anticipation of future litigation.

If your company has been involved in an accident that requires our immediate expertise and assistance, please contact one of the individuals listed below. We are here to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Dallas | 972-934-9100
Austin | 512-479-8400
Houston | 713-362-8300
info@feesmith.com

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