Near Boston on 5/12/05, a burning truck driver was forced to leap 60 feet into the water below after his tractor-trailer truck smashed through the guardrail of an Interstate 495 bridge over the Merrimack River, causing the truck to explode into flames. State police said the driver managed to swim to an island in the middle of the river. He suffered second- and third-degree burns to his upper body, and was flown to a Boston burn unit. The news story does not explain the cause of the crash. See Boston Herald article.

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).