Ken Shigley’s Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog includes lots of personal injury commentary – particularly on issues related to trucking – and plenty of insights from the author, who writes in an informal voice that is easy to follow while putting most of the legal speak aside.
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As an Atlanta trial attorney representing folks who are badly hurt in interstate commercial trucking accidents, and the survivors of those who are killed, I spend a lot of my time flying around the country to take depositions of trucking company executives and truck drivers, and briefing...
Efficiency should benefit our clients. Therefore, on new cases accepted after May 1, 2011, - if I find a serious injury or wrongful death case is appropriate for an early resolution track, - if the client assists by gathering medical, insurance and police documents, and - if there is a settlement...
While my "day job" involves representing individuals and families in serious injury and wrongful death cases across Georgia, part-time public service is also important. This doesn't hurt clients, as the time devoted to public service is counterbalanced over time by the exposure and...
In the past week I've run across an unexpected convergence between my roles as a trial lawyer handling brain injury cases and as president-elect of the State Bar of Georgia. Last Friday, I attended a program on criminal justice reform at the American Bar Association office in Washington, along...
Automobile collision personal injury cases often require the assistance of an accident reconstructionist who is trained to analyze the physics of the wreck scene and determine the movements and speeds of vehicle and communicate those findings appropriately to jurors. The more complicated and...
Tonight, a tractor trailer changing lanes on I-285 west, near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, struck a Nissan, sending it into a highway guard rail. After hitting the guardrail, the vehicle was then struck by the cab of another tractor-trailer. Newlywed Danielle Holly, 21, was was killed at the...
Today, after 25 years of labor by countless volunteers on a succession of hard-working bar committees, the new Georgia Evidence Code was passed. Unless I'm in court somewhere, I expect to be present when it is signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal. Appropriately enough, he sponsored an...
Over the years in my Atlanta personal injury practice, I have worked on cases involving catastrophic tire failure. It has certainly made me more alert to issues when tire issues arise with vehicles in our family. And it helped to increase my patience with the replacement process when I...
Should all convicted drunk drivers be required to pay for ignition interlocks as condition of probation?
Should all convicted drunk drivers be required to use an ignition interlock device at their expense as a condition of probation? Ignition interlocks, or in-car breathalyzers, are devices that can be installed in vehicles to prevent people who have consumed alcohol from driving. They are most...
Large burn injuries today are treated with split thickness skin grafts. A dermatome, a tool comparable to a cheese slicer, is used to harvest thin slices of epidermis from donor sites on an uninjured part of the body. The harvested skin may then be meshed in order to cover a larger area by ...