This practice area has the following sub practice areas:
- Personal Auto
- Commercial Auto
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Railroad & FELA
- Transit Authority Trains & Buses
- Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
Kiernan Trebach handles a wide variety of trucking and transportation-related cases, ranging from single vehicle accidents to catastrophic multi-party events. Our clients include individual car owners, small and large businesses, owner-operators, regional and national trucking companies, global parcel carriers, regional and metropolitan transit administrations, railroads, charter and marina operators, and insurance carriers.
Our trucking and transportation clients work around the clock and so do we. We routinely become involved within hours after an incident occurs, with a team of attorneys available 24/7/365 to respond and investigate. Our attorneys work closely with experts in the field to ensure that our client’s interests are protected in the critical hours and days after an accident.
Railroad / Federal Employers' Liability Act -
The defense of cases brought under the Federal Employers' Liability Act requires comprehensive knowledge of rail operations and practices. Our attorneys have the unique ability to combine an aggressive litigation defense with preservation of the employer’s position vis a vis its employees and unions.
Since the late 1980’s, Kiernan Trebach’s attorneys have been involved in the successful defense of a multitude of FELA cases, including those involving ergonomic issues and “worn body syndrome” claims. We have also continued to be at the forefront of defending claims of alleged injury from repetitive (but not injurious) movement. Kiernan Trebach’s success in federal and state courts has allowed us to maintain decades-long client relationships with local and national rail carriers.
General Rail Liability
In addition to employee claims, Kiernan Trebach’s railroad attorneys have defended passenger/personal injury actions arising from on-board and terminal operations. Our experience includes wrongful death cases and crossing litigation, as well as security and assault cases arising from rail police operations.