Product Liability/Mass Tort

Transportation Litigation

We represent a variety of clients on a national and regional level in the trucking and transportation industry including truck and bus companies, automotive manufacturers and airlines. Examples of our effective defense in accident cases involving catastrophic injuries, contract actions and other tort and regulatory claims include:

  • Representation of national freight carriers in catastrophic accident involving complicated brain injury of plaintiff. Jury verdict resulted in significant cost savings for client far below plaintiff’s demand throughout trial;
  • Minnesota counsel for transportation investigation and litigation for multiple trucking companies. We have performed all aspects of accident investigation and assisted companies with document preservation and litigation holds. This includes retention of accident reconstructionists from wide network and collaboration during EOBR and ECM downloading, accident analysis and computer simulations;
  • Representation of school bus operator in numerous litigation and administrative proceedings involving serious motor vehicle accidents, competitive bid protests, land use and zoning issues for facilities and general liability;
  • Representation of national bottling distributor in accident fatality involving accident reconstruction with national experts and computerized CRASH software analysis. Accident investigation involved analysis of trip logs and reports for compliance with federal regulations. Immediate and thorough investigation prevented filing of lawsuit against company;
  • Representation of “Big 3” automobile manufacturer in all aspects of automotive product liability litigation including significant personal injury claims as well as warranty work.
  • Associated Professionals

612.305.7517

612.305.7693

Brian N. Johnson

Brian N. Johnson

Shareholder and Chair, Product Liability/Mass Tort Practice Group

612.305.7505

Sheila T. Kerwin

Sheila T. Kerwin

Shareholder

612.305.7515

Christy M. Mennen

Christy M. Mennen

Shareholder

612.305.7520

612.305.7721

Erik T. Salveson

Erik T. Salveson

Shareholder

612.305.7536

Stanley E. Siegel

Stanley E. Siegel

Shareholder and Chair, Commercial Litigation Practice Group

612.305.7527

John J. Wackman

John J. Wackman

Shareholder

612.305.7659

David J. Warden

David J. Warden

Associate

612.305.7706