New Orleans Transportation Attorney
Transportation Law Counsel & Litigation Services
New Orleans is a major transportation hub for the American South, and a
large percentage of travel, freight and shipping operations for the entire
United States pass through this city. It is one of the largest ports in
the world, with cargo coming in from the Gulf of Mexico and being moved
up and down the Mississippi River, as well as having six of the seven
major railroads in North America passing through it.
As one of New Orleans' oldest law firms - in operation since the 19th
century - Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. has an extensive track record of
successfully handling all aspects of transportation law, and the firm's
lawyers are ready to serve your needs.
The attorneys of Montgomery Barnett not only advise clients on matters
of law in respect of the transportation industry; they also play an important
role in the industry. For example, they are active members of the Trucking
Industry Defense Association, the American Boat and Yacht Council, and
the Maritime Law Association of the United States. Furthermore, the firm
includes a team of litigators who possess extensive experience handling
cases involving all modes of transportation.
The lawyers have successfully represented insurance providers and companies
in defense of claims involving personal injury, wrongful death, and property
damage, as well as in disputes over the extent and nature of insurance
coverage. They represent clients from across the transportation industry,
including maritime, aviation, trucking and motor carrier, and railroad
Carmack Amendment Claims in New Orleans
One of the primary aspects of the cases that the transportation law attorneys
of Montgomery Barnett represent is the Carmack Amendment, which is found
at 49 USC §14706. Carmack describes the scope of legal liability
that is incurred by a common carrier engaged in the transport of cargo.
It specifically limits liability by placing restrictions on the scope
of state law remedies being pursued against the carrier.