Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford’s Transportation Division has extensive experience representing intra- and interstate motor carriers as well as insurers, owner-operators, shippers and cargo brokers throughout Florida. Wicker Smith’s Transportation Division has years of collective experience in all aspects of transportation accident defense ranging from minor injuries to major catastrophic damage and death claims. Our attorneys have represented virtually all segments of the transportation industry and regularly try cases refuting Plaintiff’s liability and damage claims including alleged ‘letter of protection’ damages, Supplementary Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage as well as First Party Motor Carrier Cargo claims.
Additionally, our Transportation Division recognizes that critical information is available in the minutes and hours immediately following a trucking accident. Therefore, in addition to providing the best legal defense available, each Wicker Smith office maintains its own rapid response team to quickly respond to an accident site regardless of the time of day or night. Each member of the rapid response team has attended multiple serious and catastrophic accident site inspections with an eye toward evidence preservation and collection.
Wicker Smith’s Transportation Division is of the opinion that transportation defense cases, like all lawsuits, should be addressed expeditiously. It is our practice to respond quickly to an accident scene, secure critical information and statements and provide an early evaluation in order to effectively and successfully extricate clients from claims. Toward that end, the Transportation Division begins working to a total claim resolution with clients as early as pre-suit and continues to provide guidance through claim completion