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Augusta / Richmond County Georgia Trucking Accidents

Augusta, located where I-20 crosses the Savannah River to South Carolina, is a key area for litigation of interstate trucking accident cases in Georgia.

Because so many trucking cases wind up in federal courts, truck wrecks on I-20 in the eastern part of Georgia often find their way to federal court in Augusta. Due to the interesting way Georgia's three federal districts are aligned, Augusta is in the Southern District of Georgia.

Ken Shigley has been admitted to practice in the Southern District of Georgia since 1985, and has litigated cases in federal court in Augusta.

Augusta-Richmond County, is the second most populous city in Georgia. Founded in colonial days at the head of the navigable section of the Savannah River, Augusta has always been a distinguished center of the legal and medical professions. It is the location of the Medical College of Georgia and University Hospital. Augusta National Golf Club is the site of the annual Master's golf tournament.

The Superior Court of Richmond County has eight full-time and three senior judges. the State Court of Richmond County has four judges.

Mr. Shigley is available to meet with prospective clients by appointment in Augusta.

Client Reviews
"My family hired Ken after our parents were killed in a trucking accident in GA in 2013. We worked with Ken for 19 months before our case settled. During this time I thought Ken was outstanding. He was accessible to us at all times and maintained consistent communication. He was patient with us and took time to explain the finer points of law. While we avoided going to trial, he prepared diligently and I felt like he was leaving nothing to chance. I am relieved that our case is complete and I will miss working with Ken. He was very thoughtful and caring while helping us to stay relaxed. I would highly recommend him to anyone who requires these types of services." David U., Client, Vermont
"When tragedy struck our family in the form of the wrongful death of our son and caused me physical injuries and changed our lives forever, we dragged our feet about hiring a lawyer. I didn't want to face having to go through the stress. Big mistake. The first thing you do is hire local counsel. I found Mr. Shigley by surfing the web, and we got a listening ear. He was realistic, professional and worked very hard in our behalf. Not only that, he showed a genuine concern for our family, and ran interference for us on a number of issues relative to our case. If I had it to do over again, I would have hired him sooner." Carolyn R., Newnan, GA
"After my parents were killed in a tractor truck accident on December 2013, he fought hard against the insurance companies to help my brother, sister, and I. He was honest and always available to answer any questions I had. Ken went out of his way to meet with my brother and I while on vacation in New England. He was awesome in explaining everything to us in detail and looked out for us with every step of the lawsuit. I would highly recommend him." Joan M., Client, Massachusetts
"I first met Ken when I watched him try a very difficult case involving catastrophic injuries. He was an incredibly effective advocate and was able to obtain justice for his client. I have since come to know him as one of the state's leading trial lawyers, particularly in trucking cases, which involves complex regulatory and legal issues not involved in other types of cases. I do not hesitate to recommend Ken for any kind of personal injury case." John H., Attorney, Atlanta
"Ken Shigley is an excellent trial lawyer in the area of commercial trucking. He knows the specialized rules for handling truck wreck cases for the victims and their families when tractor-trailers leave a devastating loss, catastrophic injuries and deaths. He is an advocate who understands the impact on his clients and is highly effective in bringing them justice." Myles E., Attorney, Atlanta