Practice Area

Transportation Litigation

Transportation litigation matters can be nuanced, complex and high-stakes, especially when involving serious injuries or fatalities. They require experienced attorneys who can quickly gather evidence from a scene or through court orders, and are knowledgeable about detailed federal regulations and state law.

Trucking companies, freight forwarders, leasing agencies, common carriers, and owner-operators across the nation turn to the attorneys of Bush + Ramirez to defend them in transportation litigation. Our team is often contacted immediately after an incident for rapid-response deployment.

We deliver outstanding results for our clients for three major reasons.

Experience: Our veteran attorneys understand all aspects of Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations and how they apply to incidents involving tractor-trailers, box trucks, dump trucks, mixer trucks, hazardous materials trailers and other motor carriers. We have successfully litigated hundreds of cases involving personal injury or death in 18-wheeler trucking accidents.

Rapid response: Evidence must be gathered and defensive strategies developed in a time-sensitive manner. Major carriers and owner operators trust Bush + Ramirez to get to an accident scene and secure crucial data, such as electronic control modules (ECMs).

Knowledge: Our lawyers know how Texas law limits liability in transportation cases. We’ve defended national carriers, drivers, fuel hauling companies, trailer leasing companies and concrete mixing companies in dozens of catastrophic injury and fatality cases. Our extensive knowledge of the transportation industry and law is the foundation of the comprehensive defense services we provide our clients.

Bush + Ramirez attorneys have represented clients in all types of transportation incidents, including:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Lane change incidents
  • Right-turn squeezes
  • Tire blowouts
  • Improperly secured loads
  • Hazardous materials accidents
  • Weather-related crashes

We have experience handling matters involving:

  • Cargo claims
  • Conspicuity markings
  • Excess coverage
  • Derivative claims, such as negligent retention and supervision
  • Load management
  • Personal injury
  • Property damage
  • Service hours
  • Weight limits
  • Wrongful death