Roswell Car Accident Attorneys
Roswell, Georgia is an affluent northern Atlanta suburb and Georgia’s eighth largest city, with a population of over 80,000 people. Its ever-increasing size hasn’t hampered the city’s economic success, since all signs indicate that it’s a pretty great place to live. Locals aren’t the only one’s singing the city’s praises. Roswell was recently named one of the Top Three Cities in the Nation to Raise Your Family. It was listed third in the book, Best Places to Raise Your Family and, in 2010, CNN listed Roswell as No. 76 on its list of the Top 100 Places to Live in the United States.
Many believe the city’s undeniable appeal may be linked, in part, to its reputation for being one of the nation’s safest cities. Contrary to what one might assume, the obvious wealth of its citizens does not seem to have invited inordinate amounts of crime to its streets. In fact, in 2006, City Crime Rankings, an annual reference book of crime statistics and rankings published by Morgan Quitno Press, named Roswell the 18th Safest City in the United States and, out of 371 cities examined, Roswell also received a nod in the Overall Safest 25 category. The City has also been twice selected by "Atlanta Magazine" as the best place to live in the Metro-Atlanta area.
With accolades like these, it’s no wonder the once sleepy textile mill town has steadily continued to grow in population over the years.
But does Roswell’s reputation as one of the nation’s safest cities extend beyond crime and to its traffic?Roundabouts as Car Accident Deterrents in Roswell, Georgia
Roswell car accident attorneys at Katz Wright & Fleming, LLC know that increased commercial and residential growth, while definitely desired, all too often (and most unfortunately) signifies increased traffic volume, especially during peak hours. Car crashes are often an unfortunate result.
In order to address these issues, the city of Roswell constructed several strategically-placed roundabouts that it believes offer a significant “improvement over unsafe, accident-prone signalized intersections.” Roundabouts have the ability to deter major car accidents, especially for older drivers who are typically challenged when it comes to yielding the right of way at intersections and making left-hand turns at busy thoroughfares. For pedestrians, they also eliminate the false sense of security created by the “WALK” sign at crosswalk signals.
However, the city also acknowledges that the structures present their own special set of problems, with motorists sometimes failing to yield to each other or pedestrians when entering and exiting. Thus, the city admonishes, both motorists and pedestrians must carefully adjust to the new traffic patterns created by roundabouts.
If you or someone you know needs assistance following a collision in Roswell, Georgia, car accident attorneys at Katz Wright & Fleming, LLC are here for you. We collect no fees unless we accept your case and in turn collect for you, whether at trial or through settlement negotiations. Contact us today at (404) 460-0101 for a free initial consultation.