The Georgia attorneys at The Millar Law Firm focus on helping victims of serious accidents throughout the state of GA with all types of personal injury matters, including: Automobile Accidents, Pedestrian-Vehicle Cases, Personal Injury Law, Jury Trials, Work-Related Injuries, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death, Victims of Violent Crime, Insurance Settlements, Motorcycle Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries and Slip-and-Fall Injuries.
If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a car, truck or other personal injury accident, call the attorneys of The Millar Law Firm at 770-400-0000 or email us today. We offer free case evaluations.
Georgia, a southeastern state and the last of the original 13 colonies, is rich in history. Georgia originally entered the Union on Jan. 2, 1788. A Confederate stronghold, Georgia saw extensive military action during the Civil War. Many of the state’s major tourist attractions are Civil War-era landmarks or monuments celebrating Georgia’s civil rights legacy.
Georgia is divided into regions with distinctive characteristics: the High Country, which is the mountainous northern portion of the state; Metro Atlanta, which is Georgia’s principal urban area; the Classic Heartland; the Midlands; and Coastal Georgia.
The 2010 U.S. Census shows Georgia’s population as 9,687,653, with Atlanta, the state capital and anchor of the state’s largest metropolitan area, being the most populous city.
Georgia’s Largest Cities
Georgia has 15 cities with populations exceeding 50,000 (2010 census). In descending order of size they are:
- Atlanta. Atlanta, GA, is the state capital and largest city in the state; Metro Atlanta is the transportation hub for the southeast. Atlanta area hospitals include: Atlanta Medical Center, 303 Parkway Drive NE, Atlanta, GA; Northside Hospital, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA; and Piedmont Hospital, 1968 Peachtree Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA.
- Augusta. Augusta, GA, is also known as the consolidated city-county of Augusta–Richmond County. Georgia’s second-oldest city, Augusta boasts a number of historic attractions. Top Augusta employers include: Georgia Health Sciences University; the Savannah River Site (a Department of Energy nuclear facility); and the U.S. Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon. Augusta area hospitals include: Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA; Doctors Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA; and University Health Care System Hospital, 1350 Walton Way, Augusta, GA.
- Columbus. Columbus, GA, is a city in and the county seat of Muscogee County, located 100 miles (160 km) south of Atlanta. The major employer in Columbus is nearby Fort Benning. Columbus area hospitals include: Columbus Regional Healthcare System, 710 Center Street, Columbus, GA; and St. Francis Hospital, 2122 Manchester Expressway, Columbus, GA.
- Savannah. Savannah, GA, is the largest city and the county seat of Chatham County. Savannah is an industrial city, home to an important Atlantic seaport. Savannah boasts one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Savannah area hospitals include: Memorial University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue, Savannah, GA; Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah, 1915 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA; and St. Joseph’s/Candler, 5353 Reynolds Street, Savannah, GA.
- Athens. The former city of Athens, GA, is now part of the consolidated city–county Athens-Clarke County. Athens is a college town, home to the University of Georgia, one of the oldest public universities in the United States. Athens area hospitals include St. Mary’s Health Care System, 1230 Baxter St, Athens GA; and Athens Regional Medical Center, 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA.
- Sandy Springs. Sandy Springs, GA, is a city is located in north Fulton County, bordering Atlanta to the south. Sandy Springs area hospitals include Northside Hospital, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA.
- Macon. Macon, GA, is a city in Georgia’s Classic Heartland, near the City of Warner Robins. Macon is also the county seat of Bibb County. Macon area hospitals include The Medical Center of Central Georgia, 888 Pine Street Macon, GA; and Coliseum Medical Centers, 350 Hospital Drive, Macon, GA.
- Roswell. Roswell is a suburb of Atlanta, located in northern Fulton County. Notable features in Roswell include the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Roswell area hospitals include the North Fulton Hospital, 3000 Hospital Blvd., Roswell, GA.
- Albany. Albany, GA, is a city in and the county seat of Dougherty County, in a belt of historically rich farmland on the banks of the Flint River. Albany area hospitals include Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, 417 Third Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31701; and Phoebe North, 2000 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA.
- Johns Creek. Johns Creek, GA, is a Metro Atlanta city which lies along the banks of the historic Chattahoochee River, in northeast Fulton County. Johns Creek area hospitals include the Emory Johns Creek Hospital, 6325 Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek, GA.
- Warner Robins. Warner Robins, GA, is a central Georgia city, located in Houston County. Family-friendly Warner Robins was ranked as the best place in Georgia in which to raise a family in 2009 by Business Week magazine. Warner Robins area hospitals include the Houston Medical Center, 1601 Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins, GA.
- Alpharetta. Alpharetta, GA, is an Atlanta suburb in north Fulton County and one of the most affluent areas in Metro Atlanta. Alpharetta area hospitals include the Northside Pediatric Imaging Center, 3400 Old Milton Pkwy # C100, Alpharetta, GA.
- Valdosta. Valdosta, GA, is a city in and the county seat of Lowndes County, approximately 15 miles north of the state’s border with Florida. Valdosta area hospitals include South Georgia Medical Center, 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA; and Smith Northview Hospital, 4280 North Valdosta Road, Valdosta, GA.
- Marietta. Marietta, GA, is a city in and the county seat of Cobb County, GA. Dobbins Air Reserve Base and a Lockheed Martin manufacturing plant are among the major industries in Marietta. Marietta area hospitals include: Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, 677 Church Street, Northeast, Marietta, GA; and Children’s Healthcare of Cobb, 1371 Church St. Extension, Marietta, GA.
- Smyrna. Symrna, GA, is a city in Cobb County, located approximately 10 miles northwest of Atlanta, near the northern intersection of Interstate 285 and Interstate 75. Smyrna area hospitals include Emory Adventist Hospital, 3949 South Cobb Drive Smyrna, GA.
Georgia’s 1,244 miles of interstate highways connect Georgia to the rest of the nation, link the state’s major cities, and help move suburban commuters to and from metropolitan employment centers. The state is served by a total of fifteen interstate highways, with Atlanta being the state’s transportation hub. Major highways in Georgia include:
- I-95, which passes through Georgia’s coastal area;
- I-75, which crosses Georgia from its northwest corner to its far southern border with Florida;
- I-85, which passes through Atlanta;
- I-285, Atlanta’s perimeter highway;
- I-185, in Columbus;
- I-516, in Savannah;
- I-520, in Augusta.
Georgia’s massive growth over the last several years has had profound effects on the safety of the roads and highways. The increased volume of drivers, cars and travel has lead to congested roadways, which increase the risk of vehicle crashes. Almost one out of every three drivers in accidents is in a crash serious enough to produce an injury.
Georgia Civil Court System
In Georgia, civil cases, such as personal injury lawsuits, are heard in courts of limited, general and appellate jurisdiction. Courts of limited jurisdiction include magistrate courts, which hear civil suits under $15,000 and state courts of counties, which hear civil cases. Georgia’s superior courts may hear any civil case; they are the basic trial courts with general jurisdiction. Georgia’s courts of appellate jurisdiction are the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.
Contact Georgia’s Serious Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or any other type accident, call the attorneys of The Millar Law Firm at 770-400-0000 or email us for a free case evaluation. We can offer immediate advice and help.