Handling a lot of truck and bus accident cases in my law practice in Georgia, I often see cases where there are truckers on both sides of the case, as one tractor trailer crashes into another tractor trailer. It drives home the fact that truck driving is a hazardous occupation.
This week’s news included another of those incidents, this time on I-80 in Iowa. Saturday about 7:30 P.M., an unidentified truck driver was killed when he rearended another truck, and his tractor caught fire. The driver of the lead truck was injured.
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). A former chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Litigation Institute, Mr. Shigley is on the National Advisory Board for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, and is a frequent national seminar speaker for the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. A Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he is Secretary of the 40,000 member State Bar of Georgia.