Transportation Practice
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The members of the Lipe Lyons commercial transportation team have decades of experience investigating and defending claims involving trucks, buses, trains, airplanes, and other modes of transportation. We have been retained to act as local and national counsel both directly by transportation companies and by their insurers, and our clients have ranged from small, independent operators to Fortune 500 companies.

Lipe Lyons attorneys have defended catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and property damage lawsuits brought in courts across the country against commercial transportation companies, many of whom are world leaders in the industry. We have represented our clients in a wide variety of disputes, including claims related to:
  • Operator error
  • Hours of service violations, log falsification, and fatigue claims
  • Impairment caused by intoxication
  • Shifting cargo allegedly caused by improper loading and securement
  • Mechanical issues, including equipment maintenance and failure
  • Hiring, training, supervision, and entrustment
  • Motor carrier, freight broker, and shipper liability
  • Spoliation of evidence
  • Hazardous materials transportation and discharges
  • State and federal venue and jurisdiction issues
Our firm is an on-call resource for clients and their insurers. We protect our clients’ interests from the outset by visiting the scene of the accident with reconstruction experts and other consultants in order to investigate the causes and to collect and preserve evidence in anticipation of litigation. We also understand the collaborative effort necessary to uncover the important facts of each case, and work closely with our clients and third parties during every phase of the litigation.

The attorneys at Lipe Lyons also possess an in-depth knowledge of the industry. Our understanding of the laws, regulations, and rules that govern various lines of business operating within it allow us to accurately evaluate how a jury may interpret the facts of each case through the lens of industry standards.

For more information about the firm's transportation practice, please contact Jordan Tank at 312.702.0586 or