The city of Roswell was founded back in 1836 by a gentleman by the name of Roswell King who had moved there from Simons Island, Georgia. Mr. Roswell King was in the textile business and he built a textile business called Roswell Manufacturing Company harnessing the power of the local rivers to run the mill.
Needless to say, Roswell has a lot of history. During the Civil war, Union soldiers made camp there in 1864 while on their march to Atlanta. During this occupancy, the Union soldiers torched and destroyed the Roswell Manufacturing Company mill burning it to the ground.
Roswell is currently the eighth largest city in Georgia with a population of over 88,000 people. Roswell has just completed a new city hall complex that cost over $12,000,000.00 million dollars. Roswell is a great place to live and to raise a family. In fact, Atlanta magazine has twice been chosen as the best place to live in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Additionally, Roswell has been ranked as one of the safest cities to live in the entire United States by the City Crime Rankings reports.
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 Roswell. For instance, they might trip and fall on a defectively designed or hazardous Roswell 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 Roswell 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 Roswell, 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 Roswell.
Many Roswell residents have been clients of the law offices of Falanga & Chalker. The north Atlanta branch office of Falanga & Chalker is located in Alpharetta, Georgia which borders the city limits of Roswell. The expert personal injury staff at Falanga & Chalker are only a few miles away from the people who reside in Roswell, Georgia.
Falanga & Chalker specialize in assisting the residents of Roswell with their automobile and trucking accidents. Any kind or type of personal injury case is handled by the lawyers with the law offices of Falanga & Chalker. The personal injury law firm of Falanga & Chalker has recovered over $170,000,000 million dollars on behalf of injured victims throughout the state of Georgia.