Marietta, Georgia is a city in central Cobb County, fifteen miles north of Atlanta. At Millar & Mixon, LLC, we focus our practice on representing persons seriously injured in car accidents in the Marietta and Cobb County areas. Marietta, according to the 2008 estimated Census, is home to 58,248 residents, making the city the third largest metro Atlanta’s suburbs. Marietta occupies an area of 22 square miles.
Marietta’s main roadways are Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 41. Marietta’s nearly 60,000 residents deal with congested roadways every day. For example, the North and South Marietta Parkway forms a 7.6-mile ring road in Marietta. This loop intersects Interstate 75 twice, once on the north side of Marietta and once on the south side. It was designed as a bypass route around the central business district of Marietta; however, it is also a common surface street for locals and commuters. The two main intersections with Interstate 75 in Marietta are along this road in the eastern part of Marietta.
Today, a commercial hub of North Georgia, Dobbins Air Reserve Base on the south side of town and a Lockheed-Martin manufacturing plant are among the major industries in Marietta. Marietta residents who commute into Atlanta, just 15 miles south, typically spend 2 hours a day in traffic. Driving through metro Atlanta, where Interstate 85 is paired with Interstate 75 (called The Downtown Connector), a person will encounter some of America’s most challenging driving. Morning and evening rush hours last approximately 3 hours each. This area demands excellent driving skills; however many accidents do occur as not all drivers have excellent driving skills. Even in outlying Marietta, traffic is congested and can fray one’s nerves as the pressure of commuting finally wears down even the best drivers.
The City of Marietta Municipal Court handles traffic offenses that occur within the city and local ordinance violations. The City of Marietta Municipal Court Building is located at 240 Lemon Street, Marietta. Jurisdiction differs when it comes to civil matters such as personal injury lawsuits. These lawsuits are held at the State Court in Cobb County, except those reserved exclusively for the superior courts.
The car accident lawyers of Millar & Mixon, LLC have already helped hundreds of clients throughout the state of Georgia who were seriously injured in 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. Fortunately, state-of-the-art health care facilities are available to Marietta citizens. County-wide, there are four hospitals, with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital conveniently located in Marietta.
Residents of Marietta are proud of their award winning school system. Marietta City Schools serve 8,000 plus students at 8 elementary choice schools, 1 middle school, 1 sixth-grade school, and 1 high school. The school district has approximately 1,200 employees. The excellent schools, interesting sites for history buffs, and an overall low cost of living draw many new residents to Marietta each year.