Alabama jury gives $29 million wrongful death verdict against trucker on meth
A jury in Shelby County, Alabama, has given a $29 million verdict for wrongful death in a crash caused by a dump truck driver who tested positive for methamphetamines. The defendant hauling company the company had failed to test the driver for drugs at any time during his employment and had no records of any maintenance or pre-trip inspections on the dump truck. See 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).