Sorting out truck insurance coverages and indemnity agreements
TV lawyer shows never portray the tedious work of reviewing documents, researching law, and analyzing the effect of contracts and insurance policies. The recent decision of the Georgia Court of Appeals in Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc. v. Bellsouth Tecomms. Inc. illustrates the sometimes mind-numbing work involved in figuring out who pays what after a catastrophic incident such as a major truck wreck. This case involves an indemnification agreement between two companies, a primary insurance policy and an excess insurance policy, with everyone trying to pass the buck. See the full text below.
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).