Industries | Trucking + Transportation

Your California Trucking and Transportation Legal Defense Team

The Trucking and Transportation Law team at Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP provides comprehensive civil litigation, business law, and employment law services to California trucking and transportation companies. Trucking cases require knowledge of common law negligence, current trucking case law, wrongful death and tort reform statutes, as well as expertise with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, hours of service issues and many other facets of the trucking industry and regulatory environment.

Our Commercial Trucking and Transportation Litigation Team takes a proactive approach that involves close communication with the trucking company and its drivers, its insurers and claims administrators, private investigators, law enforcement personnel, witnesses and experts. Our Team regularly distributes and shares information about new developments in trucking law, and maintains a database of expert witnesses, as well as various trucking research materials and publications.

Contractual and Defense Services for California Trucking and Transport Companies

Trucking and transportation litigation is always complicated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), which impact every aspect of truck litigation cases. Our Trucking and Transportation Law team has extensive knowledge of these regulations.

We have significant experience in addressing:

  • Fatality accidents and wrongful death claims
  • Catastrophic brain and orthopedic injuries
  • Multiple vehicle collisions
  • Accident claims involving pedestrians and motorcycles
  • Negligent loading or tie down claims
  • Accident reconstruction, biomechanical engineering, and human factors
  • Spoliation of evidence and electronic recorder downloads
  • Federal and state venue issues
  • Broker and shipper liability issues
  • Additional insured and indemnification issues
  • Cal-OSHA matters.

Trucking and transportation law

In addition to insurance defense, we defend trucking and transportation companies in a wide range of legal matters, including:

  • Dangerous conditions
  • Employee policies and procedures
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Negligent failure to supervise
  • Product design liability
  • Hold harmless and indemnity agreements

When trucking and transportation industry clients retain Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP, they are not getting the skills of just one lawyer. Clients receive the benefit of having a team of litigation and business law attorneys working to ensure the best possible outcome for the case.

At Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP we take a comprehensive approach to meeting your needs. Owners of trucking and transportation companies in California can get focused, dedicated legal support from a law firm that knows their industry. Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP has developed a niche practice that provides sound advice on business and employment law matters, and strong litigation representation all the way through trial and appeal.

When you need expert assistance with litigation, business planning, document preparation, employee issues, manual writing, employee training or even help to sell your business if needed, we’ll be there for you.