TRANSPORTATION AND MOTOR CARRIER DEFENSE
24/7/365: A motor vehicle collision can happen at any time for our motor carrier clients. After receiving the details of the collision, our clients dispatch the Porzio Rapid Response Team to the scene to preserve and collect evidence, interview witnesses and hire accident reconstructionists to recreate how and why the collision occurred. From there, we use our decades of trial and litigation experience as trucking company counsel to steer our clients through the litigation of the most catastrophic of personal injury matters. This is the core of our practice.
Within hours of that first phone call, a member of the Rapid Response Team of arrives at the scene. Our first goal: protect the interests of the client and driver. We then:
All with our second and third goals in mind: to determine how and why the collision occurred.
Armed with this information, our trucking attorneys then put the pieces of the puzzle together to assess the client’s potential liability and damage exposure.
The next step—devise the defense strategy. We take a team approach. Innovative thinkers who draw from other groups in our firm, we problem solve to achieve cost-effective solutions. We collaborate with trucking company executives, drivers, claims personnel, third-party administrators, insurers, and retained experts. We evaluate, consider, and push for early resolution in appropriate cases before committing to litigation. If suit is filed, we have the years of experience to defend our clients against various claims.
We have been representing insured and self-insured trucking companies in New Jersey and New York for over two decades, handling claims involving:
Who we are
Geographically, we cover all of New Jersey, the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and counties north and west of the City—Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Duchess, Ulster, and Sullivan counties.
Our lawyers are active members of the Trucking Industry Defense Association, the ABA TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, and the DRI Trucking Law Committee. The Group's chair, Roy A. Cohen, has been the Co-Program Chair of the nationally acclaimed ABA TIPS Transportation Megaconference programs held in New Orleans since its inception in 1993. The Group members publish and speak frequently on issues that affect the trucking industry.