Trucking & Heavy Equipment

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC's trial team has extensive experience and familiarity with trucking and heavy equipment industries. Bullivant attorneys provide a broad range of legal services ranging from business litigation, tort litigation and financial issues to the these industries. We are experienced with the unique practices and industry-specific nuances in trucking industry litigation. Our lawyers have successfully defended many cases for trucking industry clients including, death, quadriplegic, and paraplegic injury cases. In addition to death and injury cases, our successful work on behalf of clients includes breach of contract, product liability and dealer lending issues.

Our specific experience in the trucking & heavy equipment industry includes:

  • Breach of contract cases for truck fleets specializing in serving sod and nursery customers
  • Design defect/failure to warn claim defense of $700,000 for personal injuries allegedly due to use of motorized concrete trowel [summary judgment granted; case re-filed, then settled]
  • Employer liability claim defense of $10 million arising out of accident with hydraulic drill [defense verdict]
  • Managing out-of-trust dealer cases for a leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery
  • Personal injury product liability defense regarding industrial and consumer propane heaters
  • Personal injury product liability defense for commercial truck tailgate lifts
  • Personal injury and wrongful death indemnity in multiple states for ski chair lifts and gondolas
  • Personal injury defense regarding industrial electrical components
  • Personal injury defense of $5 million resulting from collision with parked excavator equipment [settled]
  • Product liability/personal injury claim defense of $500,000 resulting from separation of trailer from farm tractor [settled]
  • Product liability/negligence/wrongful death claims defense of $5 million arising from accident with a log loader [settled for significantly less than defense costs]
  • Product liability indemnity action for an ice surfacing machine company
  • Wrongful death claim defense of $5 million arising out of rollover of asphalt grinder [ongoing]