The current issue of Forbes carries an interesting article on driver rehabilitation after a serious injury or illness. Many people with newfound disabilities, including neurological conditions, heart disease and stroke, are overcoming great obstacles to find ways to get back to driving on the highway. For the impaired person, the ability to drive symbolizes independence and freedom. I saw that in my daughter after she lost her hearing due to an illness. The weeks between discharge from the hospital and clearance to drive again were absolutely maddening for her, and for everyone around her.
Here in the Atlanta area, DeKalb Medical Center Rehabilitation Services has a Driving Solutions Program which provides driver assessment, training and adaptive equipment recommendations for vehicle operation. The assessment process includes tests of vision, visual perception and reaction time, as well as assessment of cognitive and physician functioning. Driver training is available to new and experienced drivers to promote safety and competency behind the wheel. Training in the use of adaptive equipment is available. I took my daughter over there for an assessment that cleared her to drive again, restoring freedom and a modicum of normalcy after a traumatic, life changing loss.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a "SuperLawyer" in Atlanta Magazine and one of the "Legal Elite" in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks.