Dekalb County, Georgia Injury Lawyer
DeKalb County was created in 1822, an aggregation and annexation from Henry, Dekalb and Fayette Counties. Dekalb County was named in honor of Baron Johann de Kalb, a German soldier who fought on the side of the colonies in the American Revolutionary War. The county seat of Dekalb County is Decatur, Georgia.
DeKalb County is located in the northern, central part of the state of Georgia and is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia, metropolitan statistical area. Following behind Fulton and Gwinnett County, it is the third-most-populated county in the Atlanta metro area and the state of Georgia. DeKalb has a majority African American community and is the second most affluent majority African American county in the United States.
Fulton County, where Atlanta is centrally located, was formed from part of Dekalb County. Atlanta was formed and grew in response to Decatur's rejection to being the terminus of the Western and Atlantic Railroads. Atlanta became a bustling metropolis, and Decatur and Dekalb became, what they aspired to be in the first place, suburban.
Dekalb County is home to many municipalities that serve as suburbs for the city of Atlanta. Some of these municipalities and other neighborhoods of Dekalb include: Atlanta (part of city), Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain and Tucker.
Dekalb County is one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the state, having a high Latino and Asian population in addition to its thriving African American population.
The major highways traversing Dekalb County include the following: Interstate 20, Interstate 85, Interstate 285, Interstate 675, U.S. Route 23, U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 78, U.S. Route 278, State Route 8, State Route 10 and State Route 13.
Secondary highways and major surface streets include: Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Bouldercrest Road, Briarcliff Road, Brockett Road, Browns Mill Road (Ga. 212), Buford Highway (U.S. 23/Ga. 13), Candler Road (Ga. 155), Cedar Grove Road, Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Chamblee-Tucker Road, Church Street, Clairmont Road (U.S. 23/Ga. 155), Clifton Springs Road, Columbia Drive, Commerce Drive (Ga. 155), Covington Highway (U.S. 278/Ga. 12), DeKalb Industrial Way, East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Evans Mill Road, Flakes Mill Road, Flat Shoals Parkway (Ga. 155), Flat Shoals Road (Ga. 155), Glenwood Road (former Ga. 260), Gresham Road, Henderson Mill Road, Hugh Howell Road (Ga. 236), Idlewood Road, Johnson Ferry Road, Klondike Road LaVista Road (Ga. 236), Lawrenceville Highway (U.S. 29/Ga. 8), Lithonia Industrial Boulevard, Main Street, Memorial Drive (Ga. 10/Ga. 154), Moreland Avenue (U.S. 23/Ga. 42), Mount Vernon Road, Mountain Industrial Boulevard, North Clarendon Avenue, North Decatur Road, North Deshon Road, North Druid Hills Road (Ga. 42), North Hairston Road, North Indian Creek Drive, North Peachtree Road, North Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road, Northcrest Road, Northlake Parkway, Oakcliff Road, Panola Road, Panthersville Road, Peachtree Road (Ga. 141), Peachtree Industrial Boulevard (Ga. 141), Peeler Road, Pleasantdale Road, Rainbow Drive, River Road, Roberts Drive, Rockbridge Road (Ga. 124), Rock Chapel Road (Ga. 124), Scott Boulevard (U.S. 29/Ga. 8/U.S. 78), Shallowford Road, Snapfinger Road (Ga. 155), South Deshon Road, South Hairston Road, South Indian Creek Drive, South Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road, Thurman Road (Ga. 160), Tilly Mill Road, Turner Hill Road (Ga. 124), Valley Brook Road, Wesley Chapel Road, West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Windsor Parkway and Winters Chapel Road
Because of Dekalb's prevalence of major interstates, highways and surface streets, Dekalb County residents are susceptible to being victims in tractor trailer accidents and auto accidents. With its interstate layout and accompanying intersections, traffic lights and cross streets, Dekalb County cities and unincorporated areas can be dangerous for drivers.
If you have been seriously injured in a car, motorcycle, boating or tractor-trailer accident in Dekalb County or in metro Atlanta, then please call Charles Scholle. He has an office located near the Perimeter on Glenlake Parkway. He also has an office in Buckhead and in Gwinnett County near Duluth and he serves clients throughout Metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. To talk more about your case at a free, confidential consultation, please contact the firm online, email, or call 866-972-5287 or, in Dekalb County, 770-717-5100.
Dekalb County Police Department 404-294-2000
Dekalb County Sherriff Department 404-298-8100
Dekalb County Fire Department 678-406-7750
Atlanta Police Department 404-546-2374
Atlanta Fire Department 404-853-7000