Commercial Transportation

transportation-attorney-austin-texas-weitz-morganBusinesses that provide commercial shipping services deal with health and safety risks, regulatory and legislative restrictions, employment and labor concerns, business disputes, commercial transactions, and insurance issues.

At Weitz Morgan, our litigation and transactions practices provide targeted legal guidance to businesses that specialize in the movement of freight by way of rail, highway, marine, and aircraft by assisting them with the management of the day-to-day legal risks of their businesses

Liability Defense

Transportation providers face potential lawsuits on many fronts, including from customers, vendors, and other transportation providers. In the event of a dispute, we work with clients to provide an aggressive defense with the goal of always providing the best possible outcome that best suits the client’s strategic business needs. Weitz Morgan’s attorneys are experienced litigators in the areas of specialty coverages, contracts, and business and transactional disputes as related to commercial transportation providers.

Insurance Matters

Weitz Morgan represents self-insured employers and their third-party administrators and excess carriers in occupational injury and illness disputes. We work closely with clients to provide a strategic and aggressive defense. In addition, we advise clients on state and federal workers’ compensation regulations and related legal concerns such as the Family Medical Leave Act and unemployment compensation matters to make sure that clients’ policies and programs are in full compliance with the law.

General Litigation and Business Transactions

Weitz Morgan is experienced in working with commercial transportation customers in all aspects of their business from litigation to business matters. We aggressively pursue cases when appropriate and work closely with clients to develop alternatives to litigation when trial is not in our clients’ best interests. The firm also advises transportation industry clients on general business matters such as day-to-day operational issues or more complex transactions like M&A’s or corporate restructuring as well as on business issues unique to the transportation industry.

Sample Representative Matters

We commonly represent trucking companies on such matters as:

  • Trucking Agreement Disputes
  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Freight Handling Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Trucking Accidents and Personal Injury Claims
  • Catastrophic and Fatality Claims
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act Compliance
  • Owner/Operator Contracts and Disputes
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Acquisitions and Mergers
  • Formation of Corporations, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
  • Succession and Estate Planning
  • Collections
  • Disputes with Shippers

For further information on the capabilities Weitz Morgan to assist you, contact us to arrange to speak with one of our attorneys.