Greensboro, Georgia is located in the heart of Greene County right between Atlanta and Augusta off interstate 20. Greensboro, Georgia is not a large city like Atlanta and Augusta, and in 2011 there were only a little over 3,000 residents. It is a great city for raising a family. There are many different activities to do in Greensboro, Georgia from shopping to spending the day out on nearby Lake Oconee.
Located in beautiful Greensboro, Georgia, the Lake Oconee area has something for everyone. Only an hour outside of Atlanta and bordered by the Oconee National Forest, Greensboro, Georgia is the perfect place to get away and take in some of natures most spectacular views. Also home to Lake Oconee, one of the best fishing lakes and the second largest lake in the state, Greensboro, Georgia makes an ideal vacation destination. Greensboro, Georgia is home to the world famous lakeside resort called Reynolds Plantation and many tourists enjoy staying at the Ritz Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation where they enjoy lake activities or golf at the six (6) Reynolds Plantation championship golf courses.
Sometimes a person finds themself in a position where they have to make a personal injury claim against a city such as the city of Greensboro. For instance, they might trip and fall on a defectively designed or hazardous Greensboro city sidewalk . They may be involved in a car accident or trucking collision involving a city owned vehicle that was negligently driven by a city of Greensboro employee. Filing and pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a city governmental agency is tricky and can lead to the denial of your personal injury or wrongful death claim if certain mandatory time restrictions are not met. These mandatory time restrictions are in addition to the two year state of limitations requirement for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a city, county or state government agency, you should immediately seek legal advice from the experienced personal injury attorneys at Falanga and Chalker who can advise you of the notice (called “Ante Litem Notice”) requirements involved with your city, county or state personal injury or wrongful death claims.
For instance, when filing a claim against a city such as the city of Greensboro, for your personal injury claim, the Georgia state law states as follows:
OCGA § 36–33–5. This statute provides, in relevant part:
1. (a) No person, firm, or corporation having a claim for money damages against any municipal corporation on account of injuries to person or property shall bring any action against the municipal corporation for such injuries, without first giving notice as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section.
(b) Within six months of the happening of the event upon which a claim against a municipal corporation is predicated, the person, firm, or corporation having the claim shall present the claim in writing to the governing authority of the municipal corporation for adjustment, stating the time, place, and extent of the injury, as nearly as practicable, and the negligence which caused the injury. No action shall be entertained by the courts against the municipal corporation until the cause of action therein has first been presented to the governing authority for adjustment.
Additionally, a person is barred from recovering any amounts for personal injury damages that are greater than the amount of the city insurance policy limits as any amounts in excess of the insurance policy limits would be barred under the legal theory known as “Soverign Immunity”. Soverign immunity goes back in time to England where the royal rule of law was that you could not sue the king unless the king said that you could sue him. Therefore, you can’t sue the city except for the amount of their liability insurance policy because they enacted a statute that says that they are immune from any personal injury liability over and above their liability insurance policy limits for any city, including the fine city of Greensboro.
Falanga and Chalker located their eastern Georgia office in this ideal community at the entrance to Reynolds Plantation with a Greensboro, Georgia address. The office is just behind the Publix in an office complex called Parkside Commons. The attorneys at Falanga & Chalker are very involved in the local community. Alex Falanga has served as president of the local county Rotary Club. Robert A. Falanga and Alex Falanga are both active members in the Putnam and Greene County Elks Lodge donating their time and money to charitable causes serving the local Greensboro community.
If you find your self in the Greensboro, Georgia area and you are in an automobile accident, contact one of our well trained employees at our satellite office, which is located in Greensboro, Georgia. Our attorneys at Falanga and Chalker specialize in all types of personal injury law from auto accidents to boating accidents. As of 2012, there were about 1,000 cases out of the Greensboro area office with eighty five (85%) percent of them being automobile or trucking accidents and twenty five (25%) percent were boating accidents. Our dedicated attorneys and staff are well trained to work with personal injury law of all types. Our staff in this location are especially trained in automobile and boating laws.