Transportation Liability

Our Firm has a unique rapid response transportation unit which acts within minutes of being notified of a potentially covered catastrophic accident involving a tractor trailer to begin obtaining and preserving evidence, interviewing witnesses, working with law enforcement personnel and the Department of Transportation at both the state and federal levels. Appreciating the need for an accelerated, but comprehensive, investigation, our attorneys are equipped with the industry-specific knowledge and experience to thoroughly interview drivers, brokers, business owners and exhaustively locate and preserve both documentary and electronic evidence. Many of these claims involve multi-vehicle collisions resulting in wrongful death, or serious injuries including burns, disfigurement, paralysis, multiple fractures, and brain injuries. Throughout the years, we have defended claims at all levels within the trucking industry, including claims against transport companies, movers, insurers, manufacturers, retailers, owners, brokers and drivers. We have handled claims involving defective mechanisms, deficiencies in equipment maintenance and inspection, breach of duty in selection, over-loaded trailers, broker negligence, negligent hiring/retention/training, licensure problems, falsified records, and have vigorously defended disputes which have arisen as the result of same. The depth of our experience affords us the ability to handle any size or type of claim, ranging from minor accidents involving minimal damages, to major accidents involving millions of dollars in potential damages. Additionally, our Firm has vast experience with regard to evaluating medical-related damages, and we have defended hundreds of cases involving wrongful death, ligament damage, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
Taylor George is a Partner and trial counsel for the Tampa office, also working with the Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee offices.
Jason B. Trauth can handle a case from start to finish. He is well-versed in all phases of litigation, having handled numerous cases on behalf of his clients in every setting, from federal and state courts to AAA arbitrations and administrative hearings.
Chris Brown has over 10 years of litigation experience and has served as lead trial counsel for multiple jury trials throughout Florida and Michigan. His practice is concentrated on high exposure insurance defense cases in the areas of bodily injury, wrongful death, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, and general negligence.
Brandon Singh is an associate in the firm’s Tampa Office. Brandon’s practice involves all aspects of state civil trial litigation, with a primary focus in insurance defense litigation.
Michael Rawlinson is a partner in our New York office. Mr. Rawlinson’s practice involves all aspects of Federal and State Civil trials litigation with a primary focus on architects and engineers, construction (New York Labor Law and construction defect), premises liability and transportation.
Mr. Douglass is an experienced trial attorney with a diverse civil litigation practice, who is eligible to practice in all California state and federal courts. Mr. Douglass focuses on the defense of corporate and municipal clients in complex, high-exposure general liability, professional liability, trucking, employment, insurance bad faith, consumer finance, and product liability matters.
Mr. Hendricks is the Managing Partner for Lydecker LLP. He practices out of the firm’s Miami and Boca Raton offices where he maintains an active trial and civil litigation practice in the Federal, State, and Appellate Courts throughout the State of Florida.

Mark A. Hendricks

Managing Partner

Mr. Conto is a Partner at the firm’s Boca Raton Office.
The firm’s founding partner, Richard J. Lydecker, has a diverse and extensive background in the general practice of civil litigation, mainly concentrating in the areas of complex commercial litigation, professional liability, Bad Faith litigation, and insurance coverage.

Richard Lydecker

Senior Partner