At 12:45 AM this morning, the driver of the Somerset Food Service tractor-trailer was killed on I-75 in Kentucky when a Chevrolet van crossed the median into the northbound lanes and stopped. The tractor-trailer and a Ford pick-up truck were in northbound lanes and unable to avoid collision according to media reports.
When representing truck drivers injured by the negligence of operators of "four wheelers," we always check to find out if the trucking company’s insurance policy includes uninsured / underinsured motorist (UM) coverage for the truck driver. Some carry UM coverage equal to their liability coverage.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia and selectively in other states, in strict compliance with the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice admission rules in each state. Recently elected Secretary of the State Bar of Georgia, Ken Shigley has been 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, and former chair of both the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, bus wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks.