Transportation Law

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The Transportation Law Practice Group has extensive experience defending motor vehicle liability claims against companies and drivers involved in the trucking and transportation industry.

The Transportation Law Team has extensive experience defending motor vehicle liability claims against companies and drivers involved in the trucking and transportation industry.

FMG’s 24/7 Emergency Response Team (ERT) provides clients, their insurers, and their claims administrators with immediate around-the-clock access to our attorneys and network of qualified investigators and experts.

  • ERT attorneys are experienced in quickly assessing an incident and determining the appropriate level of response.
  • When a situation warrants, ERT members are dispatched to an accident location to coordinate and manage on-scene accident investigation; to interface with law enforcement and administrative officials; to obtain driver and witness statements; to document, collect, preserve, and analyze evidence; and to oversee vehicle and cargo recovery and salvage.

For more information about our ERT, click here.

Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle claims from start to finish, from on-scene investigation through trial, and a track record of achieving cost-effective, positive results.

We are committed to maintaining a working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and to staying ahead of developments and trends that affect our clients, their fleets, and their employees.

Our attorneys are active members of legal and industry-specific groups, including the Defense Research Institute, the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, the Trucking Industry Defense Association, the Transportation Lawyers Association, and the Georgia Motor Trucking Association.

Successes

Lizel Cerezo obtained a defense verdict in the Superior Court of California for San Bernardino for a commercial trucking client.  The case involved a tractor-trailer vs. motor home rear-end collision on the I-15 Baker Grade. The three Plaintiffs sought damages for traumatic brain injuries, a permanent brachial plexus injury, and orthopedic injuries including the need for future back surgery. Plaintiffs issued statutory offers totaling $2 million. On behalf of our Client, Ms. Cerezo issued statutory offers for a total of $600,000. Plaintiffs rejected all efforts to resolve the case prior to the reading of the verdict. Both parties engaged multiple experts and the trial lasted three weeks. The jury ultimately returned three special verdicts in favor of our Client, determining that the accident was not a substantial factor in causing Plaintiffs’ harm. Defendants await entry of judgment in their favor and will seek their costs resulting from the defense of the complaint through trial.

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