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Douglasville / Douglas County Georgia Trucking Accidents

Douglasville and Douglas County have grown rapidly since the construction of I-20, and all interstate tractor trailer, big rig and semi truck traffic between Atlanta and Birmingham passes through here. Mixed with heavy daily commuter traffic, crashes resulting in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death are all too likely.

Ken Shigley is a "hometown boy" in Douglasville. He moved to Douglasville in 1965, and graduated in 1969 from Douglas County High School, where he was student body president. After college and law school, he returned to Douglasville as an Assistant District Attorney, and was honored as the "Outstanding Young Man" in Douglas County in 1978. He was in general law practice in Douglasville from 1979 to 1981, when he joined an insurance defense law firm in Atlanta with a statewide practice. He still has relatives and many friends in Douglas County.

In January 2010, it was a Douglasville lawyer who placed Mr. Shigley's name in nomination as an unopposed candidate for President-Elect of the State Bar of Georgia.

While there is not an outstanding record of high jury verdicts in Douglas County, close observers believe that it can be an excellent place for a jury trial of a catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death case arising from a commercial trucking crash.Ken Shigley has tried a great many cases in Douglas County over the past 33 years, and has long-term friendships among Douglas County lawyers, judiciary and local officials.

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

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