Sandy Springs

 

Sandy Springs, Georgia is a dynamic and growing Atlanta suburb of 101,390 people according to the Georgia Power Community & Economic Development community profile. Situated in Fulton County, Sandy Springs is just south of Roswell and immediately north of Atlanta. At Millar & Mixon, LLC, we focus our practice on representing persons seriously injured in car accidents in the Sandy Springs and Fulton County area. Starting in the 1970s, the City of Atlanta attempted to force the annexation of Sandy Springs, which started a movement among Sandy Springs’ residents for incorporation. Sandy Springs was incorporated on December 1, 2005, with 94% of the residents voting in favor of incorporation.

A large number of Sandy Spring’s city services are outsourced to CH2M HILL OMI, an engineering and operations firm. Public safety is not outsourced; Sandy Springs, Georgia maintains the 127-member City of Sandy Springs Police Department and the Sandy Springs Fire Department, which includes a state-of-the-art first response system for medical emergencies.

Sandy Springs is less than 25 miles from the Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. The city is also served by two of Georgia’s most traveled roadways: Georgia 400, which runs north and south, and Interstate 285, which runs east and west. The Sandy Springs Municipal Court handles all cases involving traffic infractions from Sandy Springs roadways including Roswell Road and Johnson Ferry Road, which now carries heavy loads of Cobb County commuters across the Chattahoochee River at rush hour.

While the Sandy Springs Municipal Court handles some criminal misdemeanors in Sandy Springs, felonies and certain criminal misdemeanors are prosecuted in the state court. The city utilizes the State Court of Fulton County, located at 185 Central Avenue, #T1605, Atlanta GA and the Fulton County Superior Court, located at 136 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta GA.

Sandy Springs residents involved in a car accident, pedestrian accident, motorcycle accident, or bicycle accident involving a Fulton County resident typically have their personal injury case heard at the State Court of Fulton County. The car accident attorneys of Millar & Mixon, LLC have helped hundreds of clients throughout the state of Georgia recover what they are owed. The State Court hears all criminal cases below the grade of felony and all civil actions, regardless of the amount in controversy. The Magistrate Court of Fulton County, a division of the State Court of Fulton County, hears civil actions involving $15,000 or less in damages. The Fulton County Superior Court, Georgia’s busiest trial court of general jurisdiction, presides over administrative appeals and civil, major criminal, and domestic relations cases.

Sandy Springs, Georgia is home to a number of corporate headquarters including: United Parcel Service, Newell Rubbermaid, InterContinental Hotels Group, IBM Internet Security Systems, Porsche Cars North America, AFC Enterprises, Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc., and Cox Enterprises. The city’s largest business district is the Roswell Road corridor and Perimeter Center.

Sandy Springs, GA boasts the largest concentration of major healthcare facilities in metro Atlanta, consisting of three preeminent hospitals including Northside Hospital, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Sandy Springs enjoys more than 20 miles of shoreline along the Chattahoochee River and 11 parks, which provide abundant outdoor recreation opportunities for residents. In addition, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area borders Sandy Springs, providing ample opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy Sandy Spring’s mild winters, and very temperate spring and fall climates. The city is home to a wide range of annual events including the Taste of Sandy Springs, the Tour de Georgia cycling competition, and the annual Sandy Springs Festival.