Two decades ago Alabama adopted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for intrastate trucking operations. Last week, the Alabama legislature voted to exempt most farm trucks from the regulations. My friend and co-counsel who is a member of the Alabama legislature voted for it. It’s hardly a shock. Georgia already did that. However, if you are driving through Alabama and see a big farm truck coming, take care.
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.