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Practices

Trucking & Transportation

Galloway’s team of trucking and transportation lawyers understands that trucking accidents require immediate attention and that the claims require aggressive, relentless, and precise representation.  We have dedicated transportation trial attorneys across multiple offices, each with extensive experience in investigating, handling, and litigating trucking and catastrophic claims.  Our team is knowledgeable in governmental requirements and short deadlines for drug and alcohol test administration, and is experienced in evidence preservation, investigations, and early evaluation of potential exposure.  As a result, we represent some of the largest trucking and transportation companies and serve as trusted counsel to many of their insurers.  And the depth of practice within each of our firm’s offices allows for a thorough and unique multi-disciplinary approach to each claim that we handle.

Galloway’s coordinated Emergency and Rapid Response Team also stands ready to respond via telephone or e-mail, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist in immediate claims investigation and handling:

Texas:
Les Pickett
713-249-6460
Louisiana:
Andrea L. Albert
337-739-4512
John E. Galloway
504-909-2042
Lambert J. "Joe" Hassinger, Jr.
504-250-8030
Mark R. "Tiger" Pharr, III
337-500-9000
James A. Prather
985-264-8470
Florida:
J. Michael Grimley, Jr.
850-261-0828
W. David Jester
850-291-4174
R. Scott Traweek
850-206-6770
Mississippi:
Matthew M. Williams
228-324-9143

This commitment to 24/7, on-site emergency response, allows our attorneys to become immersed in the earliest stages of a claim, gathering details and witness reactions that help our clients anticipate the demands of the claim, position their defense, and build the foundation for the trial of the case when that is the proper path. We work closely with teams of trusted and respected local independent adjusters and accident reconstruction experts to assist as necessary.  And our offices and response teams are strategically located for the most efficient and effective rapid response throughout our geographic footprint.

We also routinely seek ways to proactively add value to our client relationships as well.  We present seminars as part of employee training programs and at industry conferences, present seminars for insurance carriers and their insureds, and publish articles and risk management guidelines. The range of our experience includes litigation trends, insurance coverage, indemnity, implementing and maintaining a culture of safety, incident investigation, substantive areas of law, risk management, mock trials, trial practice, depositions, government regulations, and industry standards.  Our attorneys also are active members and presenters in local and national trucking organizations and industry conferences, including the Transportation Lawyer’s Association, Defense Research Institute’s Trucking Law Committee, and the Trucking Industry Defense Association.