East Point, Georgia is a city of 37,465 residents (according to a 2007 Census Bureau estimate) that is located southwest of Atlanta in Fulton County. At Millar & Mixon, LLC, we focus our practice on representing persons seriously injured in car accidents in the East Point and Fulton County area. The City of East Point enjoys a strategic location situated between downtown Atlanta and the Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport. The city is part of the rapidly growing Southern Crescent area of Metro Atlanta.
Residents of East Point, GA enjoy easy access to Interstate 285, Interstate 20, Interstate 75, and Interstate 85. East Point, like many cities in the 1800’s, sprang up around the American Railroad. The city was settled in 1870 and named East Point as it was the railway point east of Atlanta. The CSX, Amtrak, Metropolitan Area Rail Transportation Authority (Marta), and Norfolk Southern rail lines still run through the heart of East Point.
The majority of the industrial, retail, and commercial enterprises in southern Fulton County are centered around the I-285 and Camp Creek Parkway (State Route 6) corridor in the City of East Point. The Camp Creek Marketplace, opened in 2003, and the traffic from the Hartsfield Jackson Airport, the world’s busiest airport, add to the congested traffic conditions experienced just off I-285.
East Point, Georgia is home to one of the area’s largest medical centers, the South Futon Medical Center, which serves most of Southern Fulton County. The city is also home to the Fulton County School System, which operates area public schools outside the Atlanta city limits.
East Point is the gateway to Fort McPherson, a U.S. Army military base. The base is scheduled to close in 2011. A knowledge-based biomedical research park and high-density residential space is envisioned for the former base.
East Point’s Municipal Court is located at 2727 East Point Street, East Point, GA. The Municipal Court hears violations of the city charter, city ordinances, and misdemeanor traffic offenses. The city utilizes the State Court of Fulton County, located at 185 Central Avenue, #T1605, Atlanta, and the Fulton County Superior Court at 136 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta. In addition, there is a Superior Court South Annex in neighboring College Park at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road #207.
The State Court tries all civil actions such as lawsuits involving traffic accidents, regardless of the amount in controversy, with the exception of the Magistrate Court of Fulton County, a division of the State Court of Fulton County, which hears civil actions involving $15,000 or less in damages. The Superior Court presides over administrative appeals and major civil, major criminal, and domestic relations cases. If an East Point resident is filing a civil suit a person, the lawsuit is filed in the county where the defendant lives. In East Point, a Georgia resident suing a business, the lawsuit is filed in the county where the business is run or the county where the business is incorporated. The personal injury lawyers of Millar & Mixon, LLC have helped hundreds of clients throughout the state of Georgia recover what they are owed.