I’ve spent the last few  days in New Orleans at the American Association for Justice Litigating Truck Collision Cases seminar.  I spoke on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) in relation to large truck products liability cases, debunking misconceptions about those minimal and largely outmoded standards.

Since I know opposing counsel read my blog, I won’t go into a lot of detail about the new ideas I picked up in New Orleans.  Suffice it to say that an excellent faculty of lawyers, technical experts and trial consultants from across the country made the trip worthwhile. Information exchanged informally over dinner with other lawyers trying these cases from coast to coast was nearly as valuable as the information shared by speakers.

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  and bus accidents, including those resulting from driver fatigueClick here for a free consultation with no obligation.