Transportation and Trucking Litigation

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Beckham & Beckham has an active transportation industry practice and Eugene Beckham has chaired the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), the Trucking Committee of the Transportation Lawyers' Association, the Automobile/Motor Carrier Committee of the Florida Defense Lawyers' Association and is an active member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA). The firm's experience includes representing moving & storage companies, motor carriers and their drivers, independent truckers, dump truck operators, and private fleet operators, both directly and through their insurers. Our clients in this area of practice include insurance companies, self-insured employers, third-party administrators and independent adjusting companies.

Beckham & Beckham has the discovery and trial experience needed to effectively represent clients in all transportation related claims including personal injury and property damage claims, coverage disputes and self-insured retention program issues. Our substantial appellate expertise provides additional value to our clients by avoiding unnecessary errors at the trial level and preserving errors that do occur for review by the appellate courts of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Our team of first responders is available on short notice to protect our clients by participating in active investigations.

This practice area is headed by Eugene Beckham, an experienced trial attorney listed as one of the pre-eminent lawyers in America for transportation law. Eugene is admitted to the U.S. district court trial bar and has written articles on trucking issues including Truck Drivers' Failure to Cooperate after a Claim Is Made: Effects of the MCS-90 Endorsement, A.B.A. Tort & Ins. Prac. Sec., The Brief, Vol. 28, No. 2, Winter 1999, at 51 (coauthor with Robert 1. Beckham, Jr.) and Investigation: Tractor Trailer Accidents, For The Defense, Mar. 2001, at 29-32 (coauthor with Paul L. Carper). He has authored the Florida section of the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee's state law compendiums on issues such as punitive damages, spoliation of evidence, joint and several liability, how to settle a minor's injury claim, and has spoken at the TIDA Annual Meeting, the ABA/TIPS Transportation Megaconference and the DRI Trucking Seminar.



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