Hawkins Parnell & Young represents numerous motor carriers, mobility companies, automotive manufacturers, railroad companies, and their insurers in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, commercial, environmental, and property cargo damage claims. We have broad experience with cases involving crashworthiness, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and cervical and lumbar disc herniations and fractures. Our attorneys have tried complex, high-stakes cases across the United States.
The firm has access to reconstructionists, engineers, and other experts nationwide and has relationships with counsel throughout the country to provide an immediate response wherever and whenever an accident occurs. Our lawyers know the regulatory framework and unique challenges of transportation claims in litigation and the business disruption that such litigation can involve. When litigation is required, we are prepared to defend these matters vigorously and work to actively limit the associated risks.
In addition, our lawyers have extensive experience with transportation information technology. We regularly interface with our clients’ safety departments to preserve, extract and review evidence following accidents. These items include on-board computers, Qualcomm, PeopleNet, GPS, data from engine operating systems and collision avoidance systems. We have experience with all the information and documentation required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. We have routinely confirmed the retention of these items in litigation and analyzed them for use in supporting cases during the course of discovery.