Transportation Litigation

Transportation Litigation

Ansa Assuncao represents transportation industry clients throughout the United States, including claims brought against motor vehicle transportation, logistics, and vertical transportation companies. We handle both personal injury and business litigation claims on behalf of our clients, which include world leaders in the transportation and logistics business.

Our primary transportation-related practice areas include:

  • Trucking Defense
  • Private passenger transportation services
  • Vertical Transportation (Elevator & Escalator) Defense

Large transportation companies retain Ansa Assuncao to serve as national trial counsel to develop and execute a uniform strategy in the conduct of their nationwide litigation and to manage, defend against and try high-value disputes throughout the U.S.

Protecting Trucking Companies

Large trucking companies retain Ansa Assuncao to serve as national trial counsel to develop and execute a uniform strategy in the conduct of their nationwide litigation and to manage, defend against and try high-value personal injury disputes throughout the U.S.

Immediate Response

When a serious accident occurs, our clients rely upon us to dispatch both legal counsel and investigation experts directly to the scene within hours, not days or weeks. Time is truly of the essence when investigating catastrophic accidents. Without experienced legal counsel and qualified investigators, evidence can be lost or destroyed, witnesses are sometimes never identified and important case considerations sometimes never come to light when initial investigation, witness interview and case strategy work is improperly handled in the hours and days immediately following an accident.

The loss of evidence, including documentation in commercial transportation cases or electronic data in any case involving vehicles that contain real-time data recorders, can lead to spoliation issues and evidentiary presumptions at trial that directly impact the outcome of critical liability issues. We have experience marshalling and preserving this evidence. When botched investigations performed by low-level or untrained investigators unfortunately result in lost or destroyed evidence, we are also experienced in dealing with claims brought against our clients by creative plaintiff’s lawyers based upon spoliation of evidence. Such claims oftentimes include demands for multi-million dollar punitive awards. Ansa Assuncao has successful experience fighting such claims at trial.

The emphasis we place on marshalling and preserving evidence reflects our mindset when our client calls us regarding a serious accident: from the first moment we are retained, we are thinking about how to win the case at trial. When we litigate a case, we do so with trial, not settlement, in mind. That is why we frequently win trials.

In our role as national trial counsel, we handle our clients’ most challenging high-exposure personal injury cases. Often, these cases involve fatalities; life-altering physical injuries such as paralysis, amputations, thermal and chemical burns; and traumatic brain injuries. In defending these claims, we advocate at trial with dignity and fairness, never losing sight of the human element.

Our firm has unmatched experience with high-value personal injury claims related to transportation accident. We have been highly successful in obtaining favorable resolutions and trial verdicts in cases involving pretrial demands in the millions of dollars.

Vertical Transportation Litigation

Ansa Assuncao attorneys have extensive experience representing companies throughout the United States that manufacture, install and maintain elevator and escalator equipment. From personal injury actions to contract litigation to public bid challenges, we assist our clients in navigating the often-complex disputes that arise in their business operations. Our experience in this industry includes:

Defending against numerous and various personal injury claims in multiple jurisdictions related to alleged code violations and failures to properly inspect or maintain elevator and escalator equipment.

  • Defending against numerous and various claims of strict product liability in multiple jurisdictions related to alleged defectively manufactured elevator and escalator equipment.
  • Pursuing and defending against breach of contract and other claims related to commercial business operations.
  • Defending against employment and labor related claims.
  • Assisting with the preparation and implementation of uniform standards for the defense and administration of personal injury claims.
  • Handling public bid disputes, both during the administrative hearing and post-administrative appeal processes.