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Sandy Springs Georgia Trucking Accidents

Texas trucker arrested for death of woman on I-285 in Sandy Springs

At the intersection of I-285 and Georgia 400, Sandy Springs is at one of the most heavily traveled choke points in metro Atlanta traffic. Most interstate big rig, semi truck and tractor trailer traffic that comes down I-85 from the northeast and up I-75 toward Tennessee, or vice versa, must pass through Sandy Springs. Much of the truck traffic between the northeast and west, using I-85 and I-20, is also routed through Sandy Springs on I-285. There tired truckers are often mixed with heavy local commuter traffic, with fairly predictable accidents that lead to personal injury and wrongful death.

Sandy Springs is one of the largest and most affluent suburbs of Atlanta. When incorporated in 2005, it became the eighth largest city in Georgia.

Ken Shigley has lived in Sandy Springs since 1984. His law office was located in Sandy Springs for five years in the 1990's. His children graduated from the two public high schools in Sandy Springs. While he is an officer of the State Bar of Georgia, he is a member of the Sandy Springs Bar Association.

Sandy Springs is in Fulton County, the largest county in Georgia, and adjacent to the City of Atlanta. Civil cases in Fulton County may be filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County or the State Court of Fulton County. Fulton County is one of the three most favorable counties in Georgia for plaintiffs with serious injury or wrongful death claims. Many cases involving interstate trucking wind up in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, based in Atlanta. Ken Shigley has litigated and tried cases in all of those courts on a regular basis since the early 1980's.

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

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