The city of Phenix City is located in Russell County in east central Alabama on the Georgia state line and borders the larger city of Columbus, Georgia. Phenix City is the capital seat of Russell County, Alabama. The city was first incorporated as the town of Brownsville on February 23, 1883. It wasn’t until February 19, 1889, that the name changed to Phenix City after the Phenix Mills in Columbus, Ga. According to US Census Bureau estimates in 2006 over 30,000 people live in Phenix City.
Phenix City is considered a suburb of Columbus, Georgia as the two cites are approximately 5 minutes apart. During the 1940’s and 1950’s Phenix City was known as a haven for organized crime, prostitution and gambling. Another interesting fact about Phenix City is that it follows the Eastern Time zone due to its close geographic proximity to Columbus, Ga.
Phenix City, Alabama and the Columbus, Georgia area have several major highways that service this metropolitan area, including: U.S. Highway 280; U.S. Highway 431; Highway 27 and Alabama Highway 22
In 2008, there were 1,285 automobile accidents in Phenix City, 421 people were injured in these wrecks. In Russell County, Alabama, there were 1,863 motor vehicle accidents, 703 people were injured in these accidents. In 2008, 19 people lost there lives in car and truck accidents in Russell County.
Our Phenix City, Alabama personal injury attorneys have successfully handled numerous Phenix City, Alabama car accident cases. We handle all personal injury and car wreck cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge you a fee until and unless we make a recovery for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, contact our experienced and dedicated Phenix City, Alabama car accident attorneys. The evaluation is free and confidential.
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