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Injuries to Children

Love for our children is among the most instinctive and unconditional of normal human sentiments. Our children can be our greatest joy, worry and legacy. The death or serious injury of a child who has not yet had an opportunity to experience life and fulfill their potential therefore seems even more poignant than a comparable injury to an adult. For over two decades, since the late 80s, I have handled catastrophic injury and death cases involving children. Under Georgia law there are a lot of subtle complexities and technicalities in these cases. There are separate claims for parents and children, varying time limits for all those claims, special rules to protect those children through guardianships, court approvals of settlements, custodial accounts, trust accounts and so forth. When a child is killed, the right to recover for the wrongful death of the child belongs to both parents but if the parents are not married to each other at the time than the court can apportion that money pretty much as it sees fit according to the evidence. If a child in your family has had a serious injury or has been killed, call us for a free consultation*. I hope we can help.

On May 22, 2018, former State Bar of Georgia president Ken Shigley will be a candidate for election to the Georgia Court of Appeals. The only other candidate is Ken Hodges, a former Dougherty County District Attorney. Ken Hodges was the Democratic Party nominee for Attorney General in 2010.

Client Reviews
"Goes above and beyond and is a mountain of knowledge on spine and brain injuries. He does his research and represents you with a level of excellence. Remains a friend after representing me." Dee M., Woodstock, GA
"I have collaborated with Mr. Shigley on several initiatives within Georgia’s Judiciary over the past few years and found him to be a persistent and attentive individual. Ken has taken great pride in his involvement with the projects that I have worked on and he is good at influencing success. Despite his hectic schedule, Ken has always made time to discuss, research and review ideas for the best way to accomplish goals. I look forward to a continued working relationship in this and future roles." Jorge B., CIO, Judicial Council of Georgia
"After having to have a hole drilled in an automobile part at a machine shop 10 years ago, I told my uncle I could have done that. My uncle replied, "You are doing this once these guys do it every day" That simply means if you don't know where to turn, get help and get an expert. Ken was that help when I was severely injured during a fatal accident. Ken and his team at Shigley Law are experts, and are here to help you during your crisis. Ken will be there during the injury, recovery, and trial. He and his firm will work hard to see that you are represented fairly!" Jeremy R.
"Ken is a very kind man. He has a wealth of knowledge and is going above and beyond to help us while representing our case." Candy F., spouse of catastrophic injury client, Plains, GA
"I know Ken as trial lawyer of highest standards. Ken is knowledgeable and innovative and that translates to success in the courtroom. He is outgoing, compassionate and personable which makes him a pleasure to work with in any setting." Eric B., Attorney, Canton, GA