O1: Practice Area

Commercial Motor Vehicle

O2: Commercial Motor Vehicle

For more than two decades, lawyers in our Commercial Motor Vehicle Group have focused their practice on the defense of the trucking industry, specifically Commercial Motor Vehicles, their drivers and the companies that insure them.  Rawle is privileged to represent most of the Motor Carriers seen on our highways throughout the mid-Atlantic region from the initial callout or immediate response through trial and appeal. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of immediate responses, tried numerous cases to verdict and resolved thousands of truck related matters.  We defend trucking companies on a daily  basis; not as part of their practice, but as their primary practice. Aggressive defense and frequent reporting are the hallmarks of this practice group.

Trucks operate 24 Hours a Day.  If needed, we are available. and we can be contacted at After Hours Emergency Response Number.

(717) 433-6230

Our attorneys are experienced having handled matters involving:

  • White Out Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Broker Liability
  • National Safety Traffic Board (NTSB) Investigations
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Crash Investigations
  • Freight Claims
  • Insurance Tender Issues
  • Driver Citation and Motor Carrier License Issues
  • Low Wire Situations and the Regulations that Govern
  • Electronic Control Module (ECM) and Electronic Data Recorder (EDR) Equipped Vehicles
  • BioMechanical Investigations

The attorneys in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Section have experience in federal and state court litigation and they know the problems facing the industry today. The attorneys are active members in transportation-related organizations, such as the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA), American Trucking Association Litigation Center (ATA), American College of Transportation Attorneys (ACTA), and the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Motor Truck Associations.

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Section at Rawle & Henderson publishes a newsletter, the Transportation Law Update, as a service to its clients and the industry. The newsletter provides articles on new trends in the law and the potential impact of these developments on litigation concerning the industry. In addition, State Law Summaries for Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware have been prepared, which outline significant laws that affect commercial motor vehicles operating in those jurisdictions. The Transportation Law Update and State Law Summaries are available on this website.

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