As an Atlanta personal injury trial lawyer, I have been hearing rumblings about a coming wave of lawsuits against BP arising from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Today a class action was filed against BP in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta. It asks for compensation based for loss of income, property value and enjoyment by Georgians who own land or homes in Florida, Alabama, and other states directly impacted by the oil spill.  The suit also names Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling; Halliburton Energy Services; and Cameron International Corp. as defendants.

I know and respect the lawyers who filed this class action. However, we will stick to our knitting, handling tractor trailer accidents, car wrecks, premises liability, and other serious personal injury cases in Georgia.



Ken Shigley  is author of Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice and president-elect of the State Bar of Georgia.   A Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine), among the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale). He practices law at the Atlanta law firm of Chambers, Aholt & Rickard, and has broad experience in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liabilityspinal cord injury, brain injury and burn injury cases. Married 27 years, he is the proud father of Anne Shigley and Ken Shigley, Jr.

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