Transportation Liability Attorneys in St Louis

Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC’s Transportation Practice Group routinely handles matters in both Missouri and Illinois. Our transportation attorneys are committed to mobilizing immediately to perform, preserve and document physical evidence, to inspect the vehicles and download all event data recorders, and to work with the response team when time is critical. We frequently defend cases when the first notice may be the lawsuit. Our attorneys are equipped to identify cases that are suitable to early resolution through direct negotiations or alternative dispute resolution.

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Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC’s Transportation Practice Group routinely handles matters in both Missouri and Illinois. Our transportation attorneys are committed to mobilizing immediately to perform, preserve and document physical evidence, to inspect the vehicles and download all event data recorders, and to work with the response team when time is critical. We frequently defend cases when the first notice may be the lawsuit. Our attorneys are equipped to identify cases that are suitable to early resolution through direct negotiations or alternative dispute resolution.

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Transportation Liability

Types of Transportation Liability Matters We Handle

Our Transportation Group consists of seasoned trial attorneys and members of TIDA, DRI, FDCC and regularly participate in the ABA Transportation Mega Conference. We travel throughout the country addressing trucking issues and trucking safety to trucking companies, industry professionals and insurers.
When we are retained for transportation claims, we handle cases involving:

  • Interstate and Intrastate Carriers
  • Automobiles
  • Trains
  • Buses
  • Vans
  • Freight Handlers
  • Shippers and Brokers

Factors Contributing to Transportation Liability

A variety of operational factors can contribute to transportation accidents with injuries. These may include:

  • Policy failures
  • Maintenance failures
  • Driver screening errors
  • Repeated safety violations
  • Inadequate training programs
  • Defective parts
  • Violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations

Our experienced transportation lawyers can offer sound legal counsel to help prevent losses and minimize your risk.

Who We Represent

Our St. Louis attorneys provide legal counsel and trial court representation to a variety of transportation businesses, including:

  • Trucking companies
  • Mass transit bus companies
  • School bus companies
  • Ambulance services
  • Taxi companies
  • Shuttle and limousine services
  • Delivery services
  • Commercial vehicle companies

Transportation Claims Management and Defense

After a transportation, truck, or bus accident, lawsuits are practically inevitable, regardless whether the commercial driver was at fault for the accident. We conduct a thorough investigation of transportation accidents, securing evidence to prepare your defense from the outset. We negotiate skillfully on your behalf to resolve claims out of court. When litigation becomes necessary, we draw from extensive experience trying transportation cases to craft and implement effective strategies designed to drive your case to the fastest and most favorable resolution.

Why You Need an Experienced Transportation Liability Attorney

Personal injury lawyers can be aggressive in pursuing damages for transportation accidents. A common approach of plaintiffs’ attorneys is to put the company on trial and claim the maximum damages available under the law. You need an experienced legal advocate with in-depth knowledge of the transportation industry to vigorously defend your company against these claims.

Why Choose Us?

Quality

The quality of our work comes from years of experience, knowing what works and out-working our opponents to get the job done.

Professionalism

The lawyers of GOT place respect for the courts, the Bar and the legal profession as their highest obligation.

Experience

Together, the founders of GOT have tried nearly 250 jury trials to verdict. With that level of experience comes an entirely different perspective on civil litigation which few other firms can match.

Honors

Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard in attorney ratings, as AV rated, their highest ranking for strong legal ability and high ethical standards, along with Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers as top performers in their fields.

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