In the early 1800's, the western part of Georgia was still Indian territory. Coweta County was named after the lower Creek Indians. Then the City of Newnan was named after General Daniel Newnan, who was a soldier and later became Georgia Secretary of State and a United States Congressman. Over 12,000 visitors come through the city of Newnan in a year, which is understandable because there is so much to do and see in Newnan, Georgia.
There are tons of things to do in Newnan from eating a Club Sandwich at Redneck Café to picking fresh blueberries at Blueberry Hill. You can also go and enjoy a nice picnic with your family at the Lynch Park Pavilion and then go for a hike at the walking trails at Carl Miller Park. Newnan is also the shopping hub, there is Ashley Park, an open-air shopping mall near I-85, anchored by Dillard’s and Belk department stores. There is also a large movie theater and dozens of well-known retailers and restaurants.
Along with these attractions, if you are able to visit downtown Newnan, there is quite a bit of history in Newnan, Georgia, which you can see through the historic walking area. There are many different museums located in the city of Newnan, Georgia mainly dedicated to African American history. The state park that is located in Newnan, Georgia is the Chattahoochee Bend State Park where you would be able to just enjoy a nice picnic on a relaxing day with your family.
Newnan is also home to a few local college satellite campuses. Mercer University has a Regional Academic Center in Newnan, Georgia, and this facility opened in 2010 and offers programs from the university’s College of Continuing and Professional Studies. The University of West Georgia has a campus located in Newnan, Georgia which holds two undergraduate programs- Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Early Childhood Education. Newnan is also home to the University of West Georgia Technical College. Newnan is the county seat for the County of Coweta.
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 Newnan. For instance, they might trip and fall on a defectively designed or hazardous Newnan 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 Newnan 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 Newnan, 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 Newnan.
If you or a loved one are a resident or visiting Newnan, Georgia and are victims of a personal injury claim, our dedicated attorneys at Falanga and Chalker are here to assist you with your personal injury case. Typically, people try to handle their personal injury cases themselves but find it to be a tedious job along with being very time consuming. By hiring the dedicated and trained staff at Falanga and Chalker we will work with your case making sure you walk away with the fair, complete and just compensation for your personal injuries, medical bills, lost wages, etc. Give Falanga & Chalker a call or fill out the contact form on this web site so that you can get the adequate representation that your injuries deserve.