Our transportation attorneys have extensive experience in representing companies in the transportation industry, with particular emphasis on representation of interstate and intrastate trucking companies and mass transit. We directly represent major interstate transportation firms which are self-insured or which retain substantial self-insurance limits. Additionally, we represent many interstate and intrastate trucking companies through several major insurance carriers. We have significant experience in the following areas, among others:


Trucking, Buses and Train Accident Litigation

We have represented trucking and transportation companies of all sizes and transit authorities in both the federal and state courts in Illinois in accident cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. The firm's extensive jury trial experience (Querrey & Harrow is perennially one of the leaders among Illinois firms in number of jury trials) and reputation as a trial oriented firm assists the firm in obtaining the best possible results for its clients, whether by verdict or settlement.


Transportation Coverage and Contract Issue

Our attorneys are well versed in the reading and interpretation of insurance agreements commonly used in the transportation industry. Additionally, we have a resource in the firm's Insurance Law Practice Group, which has broad based experience in all aspects of insurance coverage practice. Indemnification, lessor-lessee, agency and independent contractor issues are routinely handled by members of this group for transportation and rental/leasing companies alike.


Cargo Claims

We are experienced in handling claims for cargo losses and related cargo claims. We have represented major interstate freight carriers and carriers of household goods in connection with cargo claims.


Administrative Matters

We advise trucking companies in all aspects of compliance with USDOT safety regulations and hazardous material regulations, and regularly represent companies in administrative challenges to Notices of Proposed Safety Ratings and civil penalty actions. We also represent trucking companies in matters before the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Commerce Commission.