On a curvy road near Falmouth, Kentucky, a dump truck hauling rock from a quarry crashed into a school bus, killing a 16-year-old student. The truck driver had been working for the company two weeks, according to a news article by Roger Alford.

This incident highlights a couple of categories of safety issues I have recently encountered in my law practice. Last year I tried a case in Macon in which our safety expert was able to identify a host of safety violations in a dump truck that rear-ended our client on a bridge. The violations included broken springs and frame elements consistent with long-term wear and tear bouncing in and out of quarries. In another case, we have seen the hazards related to the lack of seat belts in school buses and tour buses.


The Shigley Law Firm  represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia. 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, bus wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks.