Transportation

Transportation is an essential part of every industry in our economy — from the shipping of goods to merchants and customers, to the sharing of information among businesses, to the movement of people across our country. At Russell & Wright, we are committed to protecting the interests of shipping and transportation companies, including railroads, freight forwarders, federal motor carriers, and freight brokers. But every business encounters transportation issues and we represent all types of businesses in this area. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the complex issues in the transportation area. We are active members in a variety of nationally recognized transportation organizations. Our attorneys also regularly attend industry conferences to invest in continuing education, and keep informed of industry trends and changes in transportation law.

We have successfully represented clients in both routine and complex, multi-party losses, including commercial disputes, personal injury claims, property and cargo damage claims, catastrophic losses and death claims. Matters we customarily address include:

  • Commercial disputes and contract negotiation
  • Emergency response to catastrophic accidents
  • Railroad preemption matters
  • Equipment recovery
  • Carmack Amendment claims
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA) claims
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) and Surface Transportation Board matters
  • Employment issues
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations (FMCSA) and Texas Transportation Code compliance
  • Freight loss and damage claims
  • Nonsubscriber claims
  • Surface freight disputes
  • Tractor-trailer and truck accidents

When it comes to transportation law matters, Russell & Wright attorneys are invested in the industry, and understand the laws surrounding it. For more information on our transportation law practice, contact us.