Transportation Law

Services Provided

Accident Investigation Defense and Cargo Claims

Our transportation attorneys defend clients in cases of injury, wrongful death, and property loss in Iowa and throughout the U.S.  We handle the defense of cargo claims, often limiting the liability of our motor carrier clients.

Business Counseling and Contracts

We counsel clients with the formation and interpretation of transportation contracts, including indemnification clauses, fleet maintenance agreements, shipper-carrier contracts, freight brokerage agreements and more. 

Employment Issues and Workers' Compensation Claims

Our employment law attorneys counsel on HR related issues and disputes and defend claims regarding all types of discrimination, wage and hour issues, salary disputes and workers' compensation cases. We have experience defending transportation companies in even the most complex class action cases.

Insurance Coverage Disputes

Litigation attorneys of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC have extensive experience representing transportation insurers in coverage issues, including contracts between carriers and insurance company and carriers or owner operators of leased vehicles. 

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our practitioners have accomplished transactions of all sizes involving transportation companies. We have advised clients in transactions of varying sizes from complex mergers to the sale of small family-owned companies. 

Debt Collection and Bankruptcy

We have over 25 years of experience representing all phases of creditors' rights and bankruptcy issues, including complex mortgage foreclosures, receiverships and commercial business reorganizations and liquidations. We also provide assistance in pre-litigation and pre-bankruptcy workout plans.

Our attorneys have represented clients in connection with matters involving:

  • Fleet maintenance agreements
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Surface Transportation Board
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Carmack Amendment
  • Shipper-carrier contracts
  • Freight brokerage agreements
  • Co-brokerage agreements
  • Fleet maintenance service agreements
  • Equipment purchase and trade-in agreements

If you have questions regarding our transportation practice, please email or call us in Cedar Rapids at (319) 366-7641 or in Coralville at (319) 354-1019.