Transportation and Trucking Litigation

Representative clients

Lynn Castagna has defended trucking accidents in Texas for 31 years. Her present and past clients and insureds include:

  • Acme Truck Lines
  • AIX Group
  • AmTrust North America
  • Anderson Trucking Service, Inc.
  • Annett Holdings / TMC Transportation, Inc.
  • B&W Interstate
  • Cambridge Integrated Services Group
  • C.A.T., Inc. (Québec, Canada)
  • Catholic Mutual Group
  • Chesterfield Services
  • Crawford & Company
  • Crete Carrier Corporation
  • Criterion Claims Solutions
  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • Greatwide Logistics Services
  • J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
  • Legion Insurance Company
  • Mesilla Valley Transportation
  • National Carriers, Inc.
  • National American Insurance Company
  • NTA, Inc.
  • Network Adjusters, Inc.
  • Old American County Mutual Fire Insurance Company
  • Pacer International, Inc.
  • P.A.M. Transport, Inc.
  • RLI Transportation
  • Schilli Transportation Services
  • Schneider National Carriers, Inc.
  • Specialty Claims Management
  • Sutherland Lumber-Southwest, Inc.
  • Swift Transportation Company
  • TCS-One
  • The Salvation Army
  • Transportation Coverage Specialists
  • Vela Insurance Services
  • XTRA Lease LLC
  • WalMart Transportation, Inc.
  • Werner Enterprises, Inc.

Exceptional experience

Ms. Castagna has 30 years experience defending trucking cases. She has defended clients and insureds in situations ranging from minor accidents to those involving catastrophic damages, including death cases, quadraplegic cases, and brain-injury cases. She has experience with cases involving signficant disputes revolving around issues of accident reconstruction, motor carrier regulations, highway construction, warnings, and visibility issues.

From the beginning…

We work the trucking case from its inception. We like to inspect the accident site as soon as possible after the accident, while the physical evidence is still available. We are centrally located in the State of Texas, and thus are usually within a few hours drive of the accident site. We know and work with the region’s and the industry’s best experts to inspect the site and the vehicles. Typically, we will retain an expert and accompany him out to the accident site. This enables us to immediately assess the nature of the case.

We will locate and interview witnesses, and speak with the investigating officers. We are then able to report to you and provide you with our initial impressions regarding liability and damages, the anticipated contested issues, and the risks of the case. You can then make a decision about your approach to the case: is it appropriate to attempt to settle at the early stages, or does the case appear to be defensible and should it be developed?

Once you make the decision to develop and defend the case, we will aggressively pursue discovery by propounding written discovery requests to the plaintiffs, conducting background and criminal history checks, and taking depositions of key witnesses, family members, and experts. We will provide you with detailed reporting every step of the way so you are aware of all developments and the details and nuances of the case.

… to the end

Once the case is developed and you have had the opportunity to evaluate it, if you are unable or do not desire to resolve it by settlement, we will be ready to take it to trial. We will vigorously defend your interests or the interests of your insured. We are able to utilize the latest technology to present the case to the jury, including the use of document visualizers, powerpoint presentations, and trial presentation software.

Dedicated to defending our clients

Our attorneys try cases and defend clients in litigation. We thoroughly and forcefully pursue the development of the lawsuit throughout the discovery and pretrial process, and will provide you with the information and reports you need to evaluate the facts and the risks of your lawsuits. Once you are committed to trying the lawsuit, we will aggressively prepare for trial, and will apply our talents to obtaining the best results possible.