O’Connor & O’Connor, LLC is an Orlando-based civil litigation firm with extensive experience providing both defense and plaintiffs-side representation in a range of practice areas, including transportation litigation. We provide counsel to commercial carriers and injured plaintiffs in a variety of transportation-related cases, whether the foundational conflict is based on an injury claim, property loss, breach of contract, or some other tort-based claim.
Our clients include:
- Trucking companies
- Bus companies
- Airport transportation services
- Commercial carriers
- Mass transportation carriers
- And more
Transportation litigation can be inherently complex given the array of legal issues and unique liability rules that apply to the transportation industry. Effective advocacy therefore demands sophisticated representation. We are proven litigators with a long and successful history stretching back nearly a hundred years. Since our founding, we have built a reputation as highly-qualified legal representatives who provide detail-oriented, client-first services. Contact us to learn more about how we can assist you with your transportation dispute.
Unique Challenges in Transportation Injury Disputes
Vicarious and Independent Liability
In Florida, transportation carriers are employers who can be held vicariously liable for the negligent acts of their employees, so long as their negligent employee was acting within the course and scope of their employment at the time of the accident at-issue. Vicarious liability principles empower plaintiffs to pursue “deeper pockets” to ensure a full and adequate recovery, but it is by no means a guarantee.
Of course, employers can also be held liable for their own independently negligent (or otherwise wrongful) misconduct. For example, if a bus company hires a known alcoholic as a bus driver, then, in the event that the driver becomes intoxicated and gets into an accident while driving a company bus, the company can be sued directly on the basis of negligent hiring.
Contact O’Connor & O’Connor, LLC for Guidance
If you are involved in a transportation injury dispute (whether you are the defendant transportation company or an injured plaintiff), then we encourage you to contact us to learn more about your rights under the law and how to effectively proceed with your case.
We look forward to assisting you.