Over the years I have shared in the sorrows of a number of parents whose children were grievously injured. About 14 years ago I even published an article in the Georgia Bar Journal on "Tort Claims Involving Minors in Georgia." Along the way I began to see publications from the Centers for Disease Control here in Atlanta about the epidemiology of childhood accidents.
Now the CDC has a web site and podcast regarding prevention of common childhood injuries, including burns, drownings, falls, poisonings, traffic injuries, etc. I commend it to all parents, grandparents and caregivers.
Ken Shigley is an Atlanta, Georgia trial attorney with a practice is focused on cases of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death arising from commercial truck and bus accidents. He is a former chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute, and is a frequent speaker at national continuing legal education programs on trucking liability cases. He has been rated as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine), one of the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine), and a Certified Civil Trial Advocate (National Board of Trial Advocacy,). Mr. Shigley is currently Secretary of the 40,000 member State Bar of Georgia. To increase capacity for handling more and larger cases, he recently became "of counsel" with the law firm of Chambers, Aholt & Rickard which has an extensive trucking liability practice. He is available for a free initial consultation in cases of serious personal injury or wrongful death in Georgia.