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Transportation Law

Transportation Law

Cooper & Scully, P.C.’s attorneys are ready to assist clients involved in cases with high exposure transportation losses. Our attorneys understand the importance of early investigation and evaluation of key issues by individuals who are knowledgeable and experienced in the transportation industry. We have experience with accidents involving tractor trailers, large transports, automobiles, aircraft, and other forms of mass transportation resulting in:

  • Wrongful death
  • Serious personal injury
  • Property damage

The issues we handle include:

  • Impaired operators
  • Maintenance failures
  • Defective parts
  • DOT violations
  • Inadequate training programs
  • Policy failures
  • Negligent entrustment issues (driver screening errors, repeated safety violations)
  • Commercial issues and disputes
  • Employment claims

Representative Cases

Parsley v. ABF Freight Systems, Inc.; Dallas County, Texas wrongful death suit (double fatality) wherein two parents, both 32 years of age, were killed as a result of a collision with a truck passing an ABF tractor-trailer. This case was tried twice with both juries determining that ABF's driver did not cause the accident and therefore did not cause the resulting deaths. This case was tried because Plaintiffs' counsel rejected a $2 million settlement offer proposed by other defense counsel. We were hired to try the case and obtained a defense verdict.

Climer v. Siemens Nixdorf; Tarrant County, Texas wrongful death suit wherein a Siemens Nixdorf employee was accused of cutting off another vehicle that lead to the death of a wife/mother. After a one-week trial in Fort Worth, Texas, the jury determined that Siemens Nixdorf's employee did not cause the accident and returned a defense verdict.