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18 wheeler kills family in Mississippi

Last Tuesday in Magee, Mississippi, a tractor trailer crashed into the rear of a family van stopped at redlight. All four members of the family in the van were killed.

The 18 wheeler was operated by JNJ Express of Memphis. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, JNJ Express is a general freight hauler with 181 power units, 184 drivers and 11 injury crashes within the past 24 months. Only a first layer of insurance coverage, in the amount of $1,000,000, is listed on the FMCSA web site.

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Ken Shigley is a trial attorney in Atlanta, Georgia who has been listed among the “Legal Elite” (Georgia Trend Magazine), as a “Super Lawyer” (Atlanta Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale). He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Shigley has extensive experience representing parties in trucking and bus accidents, products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, brain injury, spinal cord injury and burn injury cases. Currently he is Treasurer of the 40,000 member State Bar of Georgia.