Fayetteville, Georgia is in Fayette County and was made the county seat of Fayette County on December 20, 1823, the same day it was incorporated. At Millar & Mixon, LLC, we focus our practice on representing persons seriously injured in car accidents in the Fayetteville and Fayette County areas.
The City of Fayetteville Courthouse, built in 1825, is the oldest in Georgia and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown Fayetteville has a hometown atmosphere based around the almost 200-year-old courthouse that is surrounded by a classic town square with quaint shops, nostalgic murals, and an award-winning and historic hotel. History buffs will want to tour the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum; this Greek revival antebellum house with its soaring columns has long been a city landmark.
The City of Fayetteville had a population of 11,148 people at the time of the 2000 U.S. Census, and an estimated census in 2005 indicated a population increase to 14,363. Though the increase in those five years is impressive, between 1990 and 2000, Fayetteville doubled its population! Fayetteville, massive growth has had profound effects on the safety of the roads and highways.
Increased volumes of drivers, cars, and travel lead to congested roadways, which increase the risk of crashes. In August 2010, The Fayetteville City Council sent a letter to Fayette County asking for assistance with a plan that would help mitigate traffic congestion and improve the traffic flow in the city. Several state highways, including Hwy 85, Hwy 54 (Lanier Avenue and Stonewall Avenue), Hwy 92, and Hwy 314, run through Fayetteville. These roads are under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Congestion on Route 85 is particularly troublesome for Fayetteville residents who commute to Atlanta each day as over 30,000 vehicles travel the roadway each day.
Fayetteville is located 22 miles south from the city of Atlanta. Driving through metro Atlanta, where Interstate 85 is paired with Interstate 75 (called The Downtown Connector), Fayetteville residents will encounter some of America’s most challenging driving.
Four times a month, the City of Fayetteville Municipal Court hears local traffic offenses and city ordinance violations at the new, modern courthouse located at 760 Jimmie Mayfield Boulevard, Fayetteville. Jurisdiction differs when it comes to civil matters such as personal injury lawsuits. These suits are held at the State Court in Fayette County, except those reserved exclusively for the Superior Court.
The Court cannot appoint attorneys to represent parties in civil matters (private disputes between two or more parties such as a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a vehicle accident). The car accident lawyers of Millar & Mixon, LLC have already helped hundreds of clients throughout the entire state of Georgia who were seriously injured in auto, truck, pedestrian, or bicycle accidents.
An investigation into what caused the accident or the severity and extent of your injuries may be harmed by any delay in obtaining legal counsel. The Piedmont Fayetteville Hospital, opened in September 1997, delivers quality care for patients in Fayetteville including comprehensive emergency care.