Augusta is best known as the home of Augusta National, where The Masters is played each April, but many people do not know how much more Augusta has to offer. Augusta is the third largest city in the state of Georgia after Atlanta. Augusta was originally used by Native Americans as a place to cross the Savannah River, because of its location on the Fall Line. Augusta was named by James Oglethorpe to honor Princess Augusta, wife of Frederick who was the Prince of Wales. Augusta became the second state capital of Georgia, from 1785 to 1795.
Augusta is located on the Georgia/ South Carolina border and is about 150 miles east of Atlanta and roughly 70 miles west of Columbia. The Augusta Downtown Historic District encompasses most of downtown Augusta and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. Augusta is a regional center of medicine, biotechnology and the military. Georgia Regents University, formerly Medical College of Georgia, which is the state’s only public health sciences graduate university, employs over 7,000 people. The Medical District of Augusta employs over 25,000 people and has a very large economic impact on the city of Augusta.
The Masters is the most prestigious tournament in all of sports and Augusta is known internationally because of The Masters. It is said that a ticket to The Masters is the hardest ticket to get in sports. The grounds of Augusta National are known for being some of the most pristine in the world, helping Augusta National finish in the top five for best golf courses in the world, year in and year out. The Masters brings in thousands and thousands of people each year, helping a good number of Augusta residents rent their homes out for the week.
If you are a lifelong Augusta resident or are just in town for one of the many attractions Augusta has to offer, please remember The Law Offices of Falanga and Chalker if you or a loved one is ever injured in a trucking or automobile accident. The experienced attorneys at Falanga and Chalker will come to you, for a free consultation, that way you and your loved ones can worry about getting better and not traveling to see an attorney. Insurance companies are trained to take advantage of victims and to reward them with the smallest amount of money possible, so please don’t settle with an insurance company, do the right thing and contact Falanga and Chalker.
Many trucking accidents and automobile accidents happen on either interstate highway 20 or interstate highway 95 that run through or around the city of Augusta. Many of those injured around the vicinity of Augusta are transient motorists just passing through Georgia on their way north or towards Florida. Many of these out of state motorists will need to locate a personal injury attorney to assist them in their personal injury or wrongful death claim that occurred in Georgia. Needless to say, you can’t go wrong by choosing the expert personal injury and wrongful death trial attorneys at Falanga and Chalker to represent you in your personal injury or wrongful death claims.
Falanga and Chalker has an excellent track record of success for personal injury victims in the state of Georgia with over $170 Million being recovered. Falanga and Chalker handles a wide variety of other cases including but not limited to dog bites, tractor trailer accidents, slip and fall cases, wrongful death, product liability, bicycle accidents and brain injury cases. Please call the Law Offices of Falanga and Chalker for all of your needs as we know that this is a very stressful and scary time for you and your loved ones and we are here to help.