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Macon / Bibb County Georgia Trucking Accidents

Any trucking accident trial attorney in Georgia needs to be comfortable trying personal injury and wrongful death cases in Macon, in the center of the state at the intersection of I-75 and I-16. Nearly all interstate tractor trailer, big rig and semi truck traffic between the Midwest and Florida passes through Macon on I-75 and I-475. Most intermodal container freight traffic between the Port of Savannah and metro Atlanta, passes through downtown Macon on I-16 and then up I-75.

Some trucking cases in Macon can be tried in the Superior Court of Bibb County or the State Court of Bibb County, both of which have highly capable judges and are favorable venues for catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Most interstate trucking cases in the Macon area, however, wind up in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, which has its headquarters in Macon. Ken Shigley was admitted to the bar of the Middle District in 1984, and has litigated cases in that district off and on ever since.

Macon has been a center of trade for thousands of years, since the ancestors of the Creek Indians established the Ocmulgee mounds settlement, with canoe trade on the Ocmulgee River connecting that area to the coast. The antebellum period brought river boats and railroads. Today it is a crossroads of interstate trucking traffic.

Ken Shigley began the process of getting to know Macon in 1968, as a high school student in the Georgia Governor's Honor's Program, which was then at Wesleyan College. He has handled cases there since the mid-1980's, and has solid long-term friendships with lawyers, judges and experts in the Macon area.

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

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