Alpharetta Car Accident Lawyers
Alpharetta, Georgia began decades ago as a tiny village called New Prospect Camp Ground that ran adjacent to a Cherokee Indian trail. Officially chartered on December 11 of 1858, Alpharetta, merged with Fulton County during the Great Depression in order to avoid bankruptcy. Since then, the city has remained relatively small in size in comparison to other, larger cities located in the state, which has enabled it to retain its quaint, hometown atmosphere.
Several local attractions contribute to Alpharetta’s slightly old-world feel, making it a respite from some of Georgia’s more crowded cities:
- The ever-popular Taste of Alpharetta is a yearly food festival featuring food from local restaurants, live music, and art exhibits.
- The Milton Log Cabin, which is currently available for scheduled tours, was built by Future Farmers of America students in the 1930s.
- The historic Mansell House and Gardens is a 1912 Queen Anne-style home that (very appropriately) serves as the headquarters for the Alpharetta Historical Society.
Despite the popularity of the city in its current state, it boasts high hopes of further economic expansion. In May 2011, Alpharetta unveiled a plan to redevelop approximately 22-acres of property Downtown Alpharetta. By 2014, the city hopes to realize a vision characterized by scenic parks and civic space that will attract both businesses and investors.Car Accident Prevention and Traffic Calming Devices in the City of Alpharetta
Integral to this vision of expansion is the perpetuation of a safe environment, especially in regards to traffic safety and car accident reduction. To decrease the number of car accidents occurring within city limits, the City’s Department of Engineering and Public Works has established several traffic calming guidelines. Traffic calming devices, like speed humps/cushions, raised crosswalks, and traffic islands have been put in place in neighborhoods in accordance with these guidelines.
With such safety devices in place and operating as a reasonably successful deterrent, car accident lawyers in Alpharetta, Georgia know that car collisions often involve some form of negligence. In car accidents, negligence often occurs when a motorist fails to exercise reasonable care while operating a vehicle.
In order to show negligence, plaintiffs in personal injury cases must prove the four elements of negligence:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty to exercise reasonable care
- The defendant breached that duty
- The defendant’s breach of that duty caused the accident, and
- The plaintiff suffered personal or property (or both) damage from the accident.
Oftentimes, several theories of negligence may be involved in a particular case, especially where the issues might become a bit more complicated. In such cases, it is best to have a car accident attorney on your side, working for you.
If you are injured in a car accident on 400 or anywhere in Alpharetta, Georgia, the personal injury attorneys at Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC are here to help. We will meet with you at no charge to discuss your accident, and you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we accept your case and collect for you at trial or through settlement. Contact us today at (404) 460-0101.