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Americus, Georgia – Car Wrecks

If you suffered serious injuries in a car accident in Americus or Sumter County, Georgia, you need a great lawyer. If you lost someone you loved was in a car accident auto crash in Americus or Sumter County, you need a lawyer with the experience and ability to handle your very serious case.

You need Lee Wallace. Lee was first in her class at Vanderbilt, and graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. She has been practicing law for 20 years and her peers say she is a Georgia SuperLawyer. She has been named one of Georgia’s Legal Elite by Georgia Trend magazine, one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Georgia, and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.


Americus, Georgia, population 17,041, is in Sumter County, Georgia. The population of Americus stayed essentially stable between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census.

Several major arteries run through Americus. Some of the largest and busiest roads in Americus are: Martin Luther King Blvd., which is divided into North Martin Luther King Blvd. and South Martin Luther King Blvd. and is also known as Highway 19 and Ga. Highway/State Route 3; Addderton Street; West Lamar St.; East Lamar St.; Lee St.; North Lee St.; Carter St.; Crawford St.; West Forsyth St., which is U.S. 280; Vienna Rd.; and State Route 49 which is also Georgia 27 and West Lamar St. Americus is commuter-friendly, and the average travel time to work is only 16 minutes.

The Office of Transportation Data of the Georgia Department of Transportation provides statistics about the roads in Georgia cities, and about how much those roads are traveled. According to those statistics, a total of 110.56 miles of roadway cross through Americus. Of that number, the vast majority are streets maintained by the city, which maintains 87.53 of the lanes miles in Americus. The county contributes 11.46 miles of roadway, and the state chips in for 11.57 miles of roads running through Americus. Almost all of the roads are paved, although Americus does have a tiny .36 miles of public roads that are unpaved.

On an average day, drivers put 296,518.30 miles on the roads crisscrossing Americus. Although the state routes are a relatively small portion of the total roads, the largest number of miles is driven on the state roads, where commuters put 150,997.12 miles on an average day. Thus, while the state maintains only 10.5% of the roads in Americus, 50.9% of the daily vehicle miles, as the Georgia DOT calls it, are driven on those state-maintained routes. By contrast, the city maintains 79.2% of the roads, but those roads see only 38.4% of the total miles driven in Americus on a given day. Sumter County comes out just about even – it maintains 10.4% of the roads, and those streets see 10.6% of the Americus traffic in a given day.

If you have a serious case, you need a serious lawyer. Contact The Wallace Law Firm, LLC, today to find out whether we can help you with your lawsuit.


Lee’s peers have named her a Georgia SuperLawyer every year for two decades.