Three people were killed and two injured this morning when a state vehicle struck the end of logs protruding from the rear of a log truck in Folkston, some of which entered the vehicle passenger area. Timber hauling is governed by the Georgia Forest Products Trucking Rules. Any load that projects more than four feet beyond the end of the trailer must have a flag and strobe light mounted on the rear of the load. We are currently handling another case where a pickup truck was impaled on the rear of a load of a projecting load of logs, and eyewitnesses swear that there was no light to make the log truck visibile in the dark.
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.