Motor Vehicle and Trucking Defense
Eccleston and Wolf is experienced in matters of motor vehicle and trucking defense relating to accidents that range from minor fender benders to major accidents involving large vehicles such as buses, motor coaches, and tractor-trailers.
Types of Accidents Requiring Motor Vehicle and Trucking Defense
Our attorneys have defended accidents ranging from those involving large trucks to small passenger vehicles, claims involving commercial and non-commercial vehicles, as well as motor vehicle accidents involving farm equipment, motor homes and pedestrians. Such accidents have included claims for personal injury, wrongful death, survival actions, extensive property damage, and environmental claims. Our attorneys are experienced and skilled in evaluating potential liability claims early on, and preparing to defend such claims.
Other accidents are quite minor. Whether serious or minor, our lawyer’s approach is one of cost-effectiveness, practicality, and common sense. As a result, our attorneys are able to properly tailor the best possible defense to limit a client’s exposure to liability and damages.
Upon request, Eccleston and Wolf attorneys respond to the scene of major accidents. Those attorneys are available to investigate, monitor, and protect information gathered at the scene and during any follow-up investigations. Especially in the context of catastrophic accidents, an important benefit for a driver, an insurer or transportation company having an attorney present is that an attorney can protect discovery material gathered at the scene of an accident, if in anticipation of litigation.
Immediately following an accident, our attorneys are prepared to assist drivers and/or transportation companies in communications that may involve local law enforcement agents, insurance company representatives, transportation company representatives, retained experts and investigators, investigators from the NTSB, DOT, OSHA, EPA, media, and injured victims and family. In some cases, an initial interview, or the recording of a statement from the driver may be appropriate and our lawyers can assist a driver in preparing for that interaction with law enforcement or other government regulatory officials.
Our attorneys work closely with skilled investigators and engineers to properly analyze the accident scene and any physical evidence. In some instances those experts will coordinate their investigation with other experts such as mechanical or material specialists.
Eccleston and Wolf also has attorneys who handle significant numbers of motor vehicle accidents involving less serious injuries. In many cases, our attorneys can often avoid the costliness of litigation by successfully resolving minor accident claims through mediation and arbitration. In the event litigation becomes necessary, our attorneys are prepared to provide quality, yet affordable defense representation through all phases of litigation.