Claims arising from trucking accidents cannot be handled like the typical “car wreck.” Motor carriers and their drivers must comply with a myriad state and federal regulations, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Further, perhaps no area of the law more often involves claims of catastrophic injury and death. Many plaintiffs’ firms claim to “specialize” in trucking cases, touting their ability to navigate the relevant regulations and thereby maximize recovery for their seriously injured clients.
In a field crowded with specialists acting on behalf of plaintiffs, motor carriers and their insurers need their own specialists to protect their interests. The attorneys of Scrudder Bass have decades of experience representing trucking companies and their insurers. Our attorneys are routinely called upon to respond immediately to accidents, well before suit is filed, in order to place the motor carrier in the best position to defend itself. We know the governing regulations and the other challenges peculiar to trucking cases. That is why our clients continue to trust us to provide motor carriers with the best defense possible.
The insurance coverage issues particular to trucking litigation also present unique challenges as well. Knowledge of these issues is critical, not only to handling the coverage questions that often arise in this area of the law, but also to the defense of the underlying tort claim. Over the decades, our attorneys have advised a multitude of clients regarding these issues and have been routinely retained to litigate coverage matters stemming from a trucking accident.