Transportation, Trucking and Highway Liability

Vandeveer  Garzia continues to defend all forms of trucking litigation and all kinds of trucking companies, including national and local companies, in interstate and intrastate trucking.  Our work involves all aspects of federal motor carrier safety regulations and state law regarding contractual relations of trailers, tractors and “carriers”.

The concept of Trucking and Highway Liability encompasses litigation of claims based on assertions of failure to maintain the traveled portion of the roadway in a manner consistent with the safe passage of traffic.  The attorneys of Vandeveer Garzia have successfully handled litigation involving various aspects of these issues.  These range from representing contractors involved in highway construction projects to county road commissions to such well-known establishments as the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit and the Mackinac Bridge linking the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan.  Such cases may entail complex issues of civil engineering, vehicle dynamics and governmental immunity in addition to the medical and economic issues that accompany serious personal injury litigation.