The BSW transportation team has been a key resource to transportation companies for many years, providing representation — both directly and through their insurance carriers — in litigation arising from: personal injuries, property and cargo damage, labor and employment, workers’ compensation, environmental matters and industry agreements.
Third Party Liability
Doug Williams has 36 years of experience representing a variety of transportation companies in liability and cargo cases. Doug serves as General Counsel for the Louisiana Motor Transport Association and is on several ATA committees including the Insurance Task Force. He is committed to being accessible to clients at a moment’s notice, and has focused his practice on trucking defense, interstate common carrier matters, and insurance defense. He is a frequent lecturer on topics ranging from interstate common carrier matters to insurance coverage.
The BS&W Transportation Team has developed an emergency response protocol for assisting carriers who are faced with catastrophic accidents. The Team has extensive experience responding to such emergencies; the protocol includes preserving all forms of evidence (such as electronic downloads, logs, and photographs of the scene), working closely with State and Local Law Enforcement Officers to make sure that appropriate evidence is made known to law enforcement (to assist in the preparation of complete accident reports), obtaining statements, and working with experts for early assessment/evaluation of the accident.
Because of our central location, attorneys from BSW can be at the site of an accident in less than two hours anywhere along the I-10 corridor as well as I-55. We have experience litigating cases through the entire state of Louisiana.
As a firm we offer a unique approach to handling a variety of work for each client. By working in teams, our attorneys are all updated on the different cases and issues facing a particular client. This allows us to streamline our work to offer a more comprehensive and efficient experience for our clients. We understand our clients’ commitment to excellent service and mirror that commitment on our team. Our attorneys make it a point to become familiar with the people and procedures of clients to better understand the company’s culture. This allows us to understand the different methods of communication to offer the most complete and inclusive representation for each case. By combining our knowledge, we are able to cover a range of cases, from workers’ compensation to personal injury defense.