transportation and trucking cases

Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson offers to its clients knowledge and decades of experience as counsel for several major inter and intrastate carriers. Our attorneys practice in corporate, commercial and tort matters. Our attorneys are leaders in the transportation defense field and have established excellent working relationships with scientific, engineering and medical consultants and experts to assist in the presentation of evidence and the zealous representation required by our clients. Our firm has handled cases for large common carrier transportation fleets engaged in inter and intrastate trucking, railroads, waste hauling, taxicab, shuttle and bus operators, rental vehicle fleets, and ambulance services. We have represented both insurers and self-insureds in personal injury, cargo, environmental, hazardous materials, indemnification and insurance coverage issues within the transportation sector and are aware of the sophisticated issues and the interrelationships of the parties which can arise in the handling of such matters.

Some of our areas of focus include:

  • Federal and state motor carrier regulations
  • Proceedings before the ODOT, WUTC, FMCSA, Surface Transportation Board, and USDOT, including applications, protests, highway use tax reassessments, and economic and safety concerns
  • Safety compliance
  • Hazardous materials and hazardous waste regulations
  • Purchase and sale of operating authorities and carrier assets
  • Freight loss and damage claims
  • Collection of freight charges
  • Undercharge claims
  • Labor/employment law questions

Attorneys at Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson have handled complex litigation involving the shipping of goods over waterways, highways and rail. Our attorneys are well versed in environmental and toxic tort matters in order to assist our clients with today’s emphasis on the proper handling of hazardous materials while they are being shipped.

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New Orleans

301 St. Charles Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Tel: 225-383-8900

Baton Rouge

301 St. Charles Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Tel: 225-383-8900


211 West Fifth Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Tel: 985-446-8451


408 N. Columbia Street
Covington, LA 70433
Tel: 985-893-4790