Accidents involving “Big Rigs” and other large commercial vehicles often result in significant exposure to commercial carriers and their insurers. In addition to frequently involving serious injuries and death, these cases present unique issues that must be addressed at the earliest possible time. Matheny Sears Linkert & Jaime, LLP has a long history of successfully advising and defending commercial carrier risk management and insurance claims professionals in this complex area of litigation. From pre-accident risk management, to initial accident investigation, and through discovery and trial, Matheny Sears Linkert & Jaime, LLP has the experience to provide advice and representation in these types of cases.
Pre-accident, we provide experience-backed advice on issues that include driver hiring, training, supervision, monitoring, drug and alcohol testing and discipline. We work with an expert team to ensure regulatory compliance. Also, we conduct in-house legal seminars for client management and drivers.
Post-accident, we conduct immediate post-accident investigation that is protected by the attorney–client communication privilege and attorney work product doctrine and act to identify and preserve physical and electronic evidence. We also select and retain appropriate experts for liability issues and damages issues.