Nationwide Downtime Claims & Collection Attorneys


Whether you were hit on the highway or in a parking lot, the physical damage to equipment can stop a load from being delivered and create a snowball effect of lost loads. Our staff works with you to help get you and your equipment back on the road as quickly as possible.

Loss of Income

If equipment is not drivable after an accident, there can be significant financial losses.  For small trucking businesses, expenses continue to mount while no income is being generated.  We pursue the adverse party for these lost profits.

Small trucking businesses and owner operators rely heavily on their tractors and trailers to stay running.  Eckert & Associates, PA is very familiar with the concerns of truckers and will do our best to help get you back on the road and retrieve lost profits from the wrongful party.

Small fleets are highly dependent on each piece of equipment working to optimal capacity.  When even one piece of equipment is down, a driver may be out of work or a contract is lost.  We help small fleets pursue these lost profit and downtime claim losses.

Loss of Contract

Some of our transportation clients have lost lucrative hauling contracts due to a truck or trailer being down for too long following an accident.  We review contracts and, where appropriate, demand compensation from the adverse party for loss of the contract.

Mechanic Negligence

Sometimes mechanics make mistakes and are negligent in repairing the equipment they were supposed to fix.  Our office pursues these mechanics, demanding the costs associated with their mistakes, and pursues lost profits for unnecessary days down.


Opposing insurance companies are often unaware of how to properly calculate lost profits of transportation companies.  Our law firm’s staff spends significant time educating and convincing adverse adjusters of the large losses sustained by our clients’ downtime.


Not every claim can be settled in house.  Sometimes the adverse party claims they aren’t responsible for the accident.  Even adverse parties who agree they are responsible may not agree to pay the true losses of the business.  We work with a nationwide network of attorneys, developed over the years.  These attorneys review your case, and file suit locally, if appropriate.


Are you an owner-operator who has been hit through no fault of your own?

You may have the right to recover lost income for the days your equipment was down and unable to operate.