Use of FMCSR Regulatory Guidance
A recent decision in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois uses the Regulatory Guidance to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for a construction of the Regs supporting punitive damages. See Trotter v. B & W Cartage Co., Inc., 2006 WL 1004882 (S.D.Ill.,2006).
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.