All too often lawyers in general practice who occasionally handle a car wreck case — and for that matter lawyers who handle car wreck cases all the time — think they can handle a motor carrier crash because "it’s just a big car wreck." Until they have spent a year or two screwing up the case, they may fail to appreciate the complexities of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, the customs and technology in trucking, the methods for uncovering the rampant spoliation, destruction and falsification of evidence that we see in nearly every trucking case, the effect of rapid response teams swooping in on crash teams to control the evidence before the victim gets to the hospital, or the intransigent litigation conduct of trucking companies and their insurers. Only then do many lawyers begin to appreciate the advantages of calling a trucking litigation specialist in the beginning.
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.