6/25/07, Berea, KY. A Tennessee UPS truck driver was killed when at 2:50 AM a tanker truck carrying liquid sulfur, driven by a Georgia truck driver, had a tire blew out, hit concrete median barrier, went airborne and crossed over intooncoming lanes. The tanker hit a UPS tractor trailer head-on. The UPS driver Johnny l. Dopp, 35, of Jacksboro, TN, was killed, pronounced dead at the scene due to multiple injuries. Dopp was a member of Vasper Missionary Baptist Church and was employed with UPS for five years. The driver of the tanker truck, Arthur l. Mays, 54, of Blakely, Georgia, was not injured. News reports were silent about the reason the tanker’s tire blew out. In such situation, one should immediately demand that the trucking company preserve the tire, the tractor, black box data, and all pertinent records, and look into tire defects, fit, selection, installation, maintenance, alignment, etc.
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.