Through the years, Hirst Applegate has represented various clients in the transportation industry. These clients have included trucking and aviation companies, business and commercial auto insurers and insureds, shipping and delivery companies, and other members of the industry. Matters handled include accident, injury, death, and cargo claims, as well as contract and product liability matters for both insured and self-insured clients.
Hirst Applegate strives to provide superior service to its clients. In that regard, Hirst Applegate maintains a TIDA “Rapid Response Team” and participates in the Harmonie Group’s “24-hour Emergency/Accident Response Initiative.” The purpose of this service is to help control the scope of the accident investigation and statements and to help protect the results of the investigation through the attorney-client privilege when possible.
In that regard, Hirst Applegate attorneys are available on a 24-hour basis to provide legal services in response to major accidents/emergencies and to help coordinate the investigation. If you or your clients wish to retain counsel and take advantage of this unique service, please contact us to receive 24-hour attorney contact information. Also, feel free to visit the TIDA web site at www.tida.org and/or The Harmonie Group web site at www.harmonie.org.
Attorneys Practicing in This Area
The Wyoming Truckers Association along with the WHP and Wyoming Workforce Services recently published the results of a survey of long haul truck drivers who transport loads through Wyoming. According to the report, they asked drivers about their views of safety on...read more
Partner Khale Lenhart recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of a trucking company and two drivers involved in a wrongful death action. The lawsuit arose out of a motor vehicle accident where a motorist left the lane of travel and struck the rear of a...read more
The Colorado Supreme Court cited to Richard Mincer’s Law review article, The Viability of Direct Negligence Claims Against Motor Carriers in the Face of an Admission of Respondeat Superior, 10 Wyo. L. Rev. 229 (2010) in a recent case where the court affirmed partial...read more
Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in an Era of Inescapable, Instantly Accessible, Live Media by Kara Ellsbury and Amanda Good
In an era when technology is nearly inescapable, cell phones are ever present, news stations broadcast live from accident scenes, and Facebook users live stream accidents and injuries, how should courts handle claims for negligent infliction of emotional distress by...read more
Uninsured Coverages Is UM coverage mandatory or discretionary? In Wyoming, UM coverage is mandatory, unless waived by the insured. UM coverage is governed by the Wyoming Uninsured Motorist Act. Wyo. Stat. Ann. §31-10-101, et seq. UM coverage must have minimum limits...read more