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Premises Liability

Many of the worst injury cases of all types that we see arise from injuries on the premises of businesses that fail to keep the property and approaches safe. In a business invitee situation, the duty to keep the premises safe in non-delegable so the business cannot just pass the buck to someone else. We see premises injury cases in several contexts. Of course there is the familiar slip or trip and fall, falling merchandise, defective doors, steps, gates, and fixtures and so forth. Intense analysis of the facts is necessary in these cases that generally center on whether the person who is hurt knew as much or more about the risk than the property owner. Second, there are attractive nuisance cases involving injuries to young children. An inadequately fenced swimming pool that is accessible to small children is a classic example. And then there are inadequate security cases in which a business knows about the heightened risk of crime and criminal assault on the property but does not exercise reasonable care to guard against it. These cases often arise from rapes or shootings from hotels or apartment complexes or other businesses where management knew about the risk of crime and just didn’t do anything about it. I’ve handled premises liability cases on both sides, plaintiff and defense, for thirty years now. If you or a family member are seriously injured due to dangerous premises, give us a call 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