New Orleans Transportation Company Attorneys

Attorneys at DeRouen Law Firm have decades of experience protecting the interests of trucking companies, self-insureds engaged in commercial transportation and their insurance companies. We are in tune with the full range of regulatory, administrative and liability-related concerns that confront the players in this vitally important sector of our economy.

Turn To Informed, Experienced Louisiana Trucking Litigation Lawyers

Our legal team stands always ready to respond to emergency needs and business-critical challenges faced by our transportation industry and insurance clients. We possess an in-depth working knowledge of 49 C.F.R. et seq., and we are committed to upfront investigation and strategic action to minimize clients' risks and support their ongoing business success and growth.

We are committed to solving complex problems via skillful, cost-efficient settlement negotiation when possible, but we are exceptionally trial-ready when courtroom litigation is required for favorable resolution. Our lawyers provide the utmost in attentive, ongoing counsel and decisive action in matters such as:

  • Defense of trucking companies and insurers' interests in tort cases ranging from bodily injury and wrongful death accident cases to cargo damage, cargo theft and property damage claims — including cases demanding special investigations unit (SIU) involvement and possible fraud
  • Cases requiring Cumis Counsel, representation in MCS 90 litigation, subrogation expertise and other specialized insurance knowledge
  • Representation in proceedings before the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the Public Service Commission, the Surface Transportation Board and the United States Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Other concerns involving safety and regulatory compliance under state and federal laws, including those associated with hazardous cargo, driver substance abuse and more
  • Issues associated with the purchase and sale of operating authorities and carrier assets, as well as freight loss claims, under carriage claims and collections

Credentials, Personal Attention, and Industry Immersion Set Our Firm Apart

Our founding and principal attorney, Patrick D. DeRouen, is an active member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association, the Defense Research Institute's Transportation Law Committee and the American Bar Association's Commercial Transportation Committee as well as numerous other prestigious legal organizations. He is a sought-after speaker and educator on key issues facing the transportation industry and lawyers who serve this vital, ever-evolving sector.

If you are seeking a seasoned New Orleans area transportation company lawyer equipped to address an immediate problem or your ongoing legal needs, please contact our firm for a consultation anytime.