Trucking, Crane & Rigging

Commercial trucking has always been a focal point for Kring & Chung, LLP as the firm started with primarily representing large national commercial trucking and rental companies. We remain a valuable source of legal counsel and representation in transportation matters.

Representing Commercial Entities in Trucking Litigation

We handle a wide range of trucking claims, including negligence, products liability, wrongful death, subrogation and complex insurance coverage issues. A number of cases we have successfully litigated involved claims for punitive damages.

In addition to general negligence cases, we have litigated commercial trucking cases involving the following claims:

  • Negligent hiring
  • Strict Products liability
  • Negligent supervision/entrustment.
  • Driver assaults
  • Driver qualifications
  • Fraudulent/staged accidents
  • Negligent design and maintenance of roadways
  • Negligent loading/unloading
  • Under the Influence drivers
  • Wrongful death claims

The commercial trucking cases we have handled over the last 20 years have varied greatly and have included fleet safety considerations and the following issues:

  • Wheel off
  • Multiple chain reaction accidents
  • Fog
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver qualifications
  • Closed head injuries
  • Paraplegic and quadriplegic injuries

Well Versed in Trucking Laws

We are very familiar with the numerous coverage issues that arise in trucking cases, including primary/excess coverage disputes, Insurance Code section 11580.9, Smith v. Travelers, and PUC endorsements, to name a few.

We are intimately familiar with applicable Department of Transportation regulations, the Commercial Vehicle Preventable Accident Manual and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. We have consulted with clients regarding the analysis and revision of their Fleet Safety Compliance Manuals. We stay current with the top transportation, accident reconstruction and medical experts in California and Nevada.