Big-rig crashes increase 39 percent in S.C.
From 2001 to 2004, commercial vehicle wrecks in South Carolina increased 39%, from 2,264 to 3,147, while truck safety enforcement staffing remained at the same level. The number of trucks licensed to haul cargo in SC increased over the four-year period by about 6 percent to 862,879,while the number of tractor-trailer rigs involved in collisions during the period increased by about 17 percent. Responding to this data and an incident in which a DUI truck driver with three prior DUI convictions killed four people, blamed car drivers for 80% of commercial vehicle collisions. See article in Columbia State newspaper.
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).