Transportation Law


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ransportation law focuses on shippers, ocean and domestic freight forwarders, ocean and inland motor carriers, brokers, third party logistics providers and the like. Lawyers who deal with them understand how complex federal and state laws and regulations impact those in the transportation industry and are able to provide comprehensive representation.

Contracts are among the most important factors in the shipping industry. All parties, whether consignor, consignee, broker or carrier rely on contracts. This means contracts must be well-drafted and “cover all of the bases”. An experienced attorney familiar with the transportation industry is essential when it comes to drafting contracts. The better the contract, the less likely a dispute will use up your time and money down the road.

How can a well-drafted contract help you minimize risk? It can:

  • Properly address cargo loss and damage issues;
  • Properly address payment of carrier freight charges;
  • Ensure that insurance policies cover transportation risks;
  • Avoid litigation of Labor Commission claims and lawsuits asserting worker misclassification as independent contractors;
  • Arrange in advance for the way in which disputes will be settled, should one arise

If you are interested in working with an attorney who understands the transportation industry and can help you create contracts that will work for you, Miles L. Kavaller can help. He has years of experience and is familiar with both federal and California transportation laws. If you would like to know more or you are ready to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation, contact Miles at 818-992-4243.