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Perry - Warner Robins - Houston County Georgia Trucking Accidents

Perry and Warner Robins are in Houston County, at the geographic and symbolic heart of Georgia, just south of Macon. Catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death incidents are inevitable, as nearly all interstate trucking, semi truck, tractor trailer and big rig traffic, between the Midwest and Florida passes through Houston County on I-75. Tired truckers are mixed in with vacationing families and retirees driving from the Midwest and Ontario to Florida.

Houston County has a distinguished role in Georgia's history, economy and politics. Formed in 1821, the county is named not after Texas hero Sam Houston, as many people assume, but after Georgia Governor John Houstoun (that's how he spelled it). The county seat of Perry is home to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, a state owned facility that hosts a wide variety of livestock and horse shows, rodeos, conferences, and the annual Georgia National Fair. Perry is also home of the regionally famous New Perry Hotel, a classic Southern respite for travelers since 1925. Warner Robins is home of the Warner Robins Air Force Base, a worldwide hub for U. S. Air Force logistics, and the Museum of Aviation. Houston County is also the home of former U. S. Senator Sam Nunn.

Civil cases in Houston County may be filed in the Superior Court of Houston County, at a striking new courthouse complex on the outskirts of Perry, or in the State Court of Houston County, which is located in Warner Robins. The split of courts between two towns in unique in Georgia. Overall, Houston County has one of the most progressive systems of court administration in Georgia, and is on the forefront of implementing technology in the courts.

Many interstate trucking cases wind up in federal courts because the plaintiffs and defendants reside in different states. Before filing suit we always evaluate all potential venues, both in and out of Georgia. If the best choice is here, and if a case ends up in federal court, it goes to the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, in the Macon Division. Ken Shigley was admitted to practice in the Middle District in 1984, and has litigated cases there ever since. He has long-standing friendships in the legal profession throughout the area.

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