Moriconi Flowers Ltd. represents clients on a national, regional and local level in the transportation, trucking, bus, taxi, private fleet, and airport businesses, including insurers of transportation companies. The firm’s attorneys have successfully litigated transportation cases in state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions, and have special expertise in the areas of legal analysis of and drafting dispositive motions involving complex issues such as federal preemption and conflicts of laws; creative ways to manage and settle cases; alternative dispute resolution, mediations and arbitrations; jury selection and trial advocacy; combatting bias in the evaluation and resolution of disputes; regional and national litigation programs; and recent trends in the regulation of transportation services.
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Property Damage and Cargo Claims Moriconi Flowers Ltd. leading trial attorneys have represented their transportation clients in catastrophic injury, personal injury, wrongful death, and property loss claims and lawsuits on a local, regional and national basis. Their experience includes handling all types of cases, from the multiple party catastrophic case that demands a seasoned trial lawyer with decades of experience to the more routine case involving smaller or moderate exposure that can be handled by a younger lawyer at lower rates. We handle the defense of cargo claims involving the Carmack Amendment and other theories of recovery under state law, often asserting applicable limitations of liability on behalf of motor carrier clients. Moriconi Flowers Ltd. attorneys also assist their clients with their own claims in the shipping and warehousing industries.
Our transportation law representation draws on our collective familiarity with the key experts in accident investigation and reconstruction, transportation regulation, biomechanics, human factors, and other areas of expertise. We can assist our clients in the formation and interpretation of transportation contracts, especially where the issues include indemnification clauses, tenders of defense, insurance coverage, contract law, principal-agency, liability of brokers and shippers, and punitive damages.
Because lawsuits typically involve post-accident judgments about the conduct of drivers or other transportation actors, our knowledge and expertise in preventability issues, safety policies, product issues, and the use of de-biasing techniques to combat hindsight bias are invaluable in making the difference between an adverse result and a successful outcome.