Nashville, TN, 8/10/05
A man pumping gasoline was killed when a tractor-trailer truck that had flipped over slid into him. The driver of the semi told troopers he thinks he fell asleep at the wheel. The tractor trailer collided with a pickup truck, then hit an above-ground diesel tank, flipped onto its side, and caught fire. It then struck two unoccupied vehicles and hit a pickup truck at the pumps, killing the man who was fueling it. The truck also hit two vehicles which had one occupant each. Three people were injured. See news story.
Driver fatigue is a common problem in the trucking industry. Sleep medicine specialists are often helpful in connecting violations of hours of service rules with causation of truck crashes.
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).