A tale of 2 truckers: Good Samaritan trucker killed by drowsy trucker with no log
Today’s Louisville Courier-Journal carries the poignant story of two truck drivers. One was a Good Samaritan who stopped to help a motorist in distress. The other, an apparently drowsy trucker whose hours of service could not be documented because no logs were found, drifted off the highway as if he were exiting a freeway. The drowsy trucker struck and killed the Good Samaritan trucker.
This story is so starkly eloquent that no elaboration is needed.
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).