Roanoke County is the home of 92,901 people, of which 81 percent are considered urban dwellers and 19 percent rural. Two significant population groups in the County are College Students (3,952 according to the 2010 Census), and Senior Adults, many of whom reside in Independent Living communities, or in Nursing Care or Assisted Living Facilities. Many others also live independently throughout the county.
The County comprises 251 square miles and includes the incorporated cities of Roanoke and Salem, as well as the incorporated town of Vinton. Most of the residents of the county live around the cities of Roanoke and Salem. Some of this area is part of two nationally protected areas: The Blue Ridge Parkway and the Jefferson National Forest.
Districts and Communities
The County is divided into five magisterial districts: Catawba, Cave Spring, Hollins, Vinton, and Windsor Hills. A large portion of the County is rural and mountainous. Within these districts are a number of unincorporated communities:
Back Creek Bent Mountain
Cave Spring Clearbrook
Fort Lewis Glenvar
Hanging Rock Hollins
Masons Cove Mount Pleasant
Oak Grove Penn Forest
Poages Mill Read Mountain
Getting Out and About
The major highways within the County are I-81, I-581, and (future) I-73. Major roads are US 11, 220, 221, and 460; SR 24, 115, 116, 117, 118, 311, 419. These roads provide resident, commuter, and visitor access to businesses, shopping, medical facilities, schools and major venues. Accidents occur, some of which are quite serious. Like the City of Roanoke, Roanoke County’s roads are used by individuals, corporate vehicles, government vehicles, and many trucks and tractor trailers. The beauty of The Blue Ridge Parkway makes it a popular choice of motorcyclists, many of whom access it via a point in Roanoke County.
In Roanoke County, there were 1,151 crashes reported, resulting in 461 injuries and 10 deaths.
If you are involved in a traffic or highway accident in Roanoke County, call the experienced Roanoke County personal injury attorneys of Altizer Law, P.C. With more than 20 years of experience negotiating settlements and litigating for damages on behalf of our clients, we will pursue justice on your behalf.
Roanoke County, and the cities within its boundaries, offers residents and visitors easy access to cultural activities, entertainment, sporting events, and opportunities to participate in a range of outdoor sports and activities and adventures. Activities that are not available in Roanoke County are just a short drive away.
Enjoy the water
Whether you are fishing or boating on the Roanoke River, the Pigg River or the James River, or riding the whitewater of Bottom Creek Bullpasture River or Potts Creek, safety must always be a concern. Whenever people are fishing, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, speed boating, canoeing or party boating on Smith Mountain Lake, Douthat Lake, Carvins Cove, Philpot Lake, Clayton Lake or Lake Moomaw, you are at risk of other boaters behaving irresponsibly or under the influence. Boating accidents are often very serious or fatal. Altizer Law, P.C., has the knowledge and experience to represent you or your family member in the event of a boating incident. Wrongful death cases and lawsuits for injuries sustained, pain and suffering endured, and life changes due to your injuries are the kind of cases we handle every day. When you need someone to fight for you, call us.
Hopefully your enjoyment of local attractions, venues and events will be safe for you and your friends and family. If, however, something should occur that causes you a serious injury through no fault of your own, we want you to know that Bettina Altizer and the entire team are here for you. We will help you assess the extent of your injuries in a free consultation and represent your interests if you need us.
The largest industry represented in Roanoke County is, like the cities within its boundaries, health care. More than 22,506 people are employed by health care providers and facilities in the County. Among the largest employers are Friendship Retirement Community, Richfield Recovery and Care Center, Catawba Hospital, and Berkshire Health Care Center.
Although no one wants to think about the possibility of accidents, negligence, or unlawful actions in the health care industry, especially if you are employed by that industry, the fact remains that people make mistakes and other people are harmed by their actions. If you or a loved one suffers injury or death due to medical malpractice, you need a personal injury law firm that will fight relentlessly on your behalf in any arena to obtain for you the damages and compensation appropriate under Virginia law. Altizer Law, P.C., is that firm.
The second largest employing sector in the County is Government: Federal, State and Local, including school boards, police, fire and rescue, and other agencies. Many government jobs are inherently dangerous; and any job can be dangerous if work is done in poorly maintained or inadequate facilities, with dangerous or defective equipment, or when people become lazy, tired, distracted, or angry. If you are injured due to human error or wrongdoing or due to property or product liability, you may have grounds for a financial settlement to compensate you for your injuries. When you need strong, experienced attorneys call Altizer Law, P.C. We have a solid history of successfully representing government employees in personal injury cases.
Other industries among the top employers in Roanoke County are wholesale and retail trade (Wal Mart, Advance Auto Parts, Lowes’ Home Centers, Inc. and Orvis) , manufacturing (M.W. Manufacturers, Yokohama Tire Corp., General Electric), accommodation and food service (US Foodservice, Hardee’s) and construction (Adams Construction Company, Lionberger Construction, Avis Construction, and Dollman Construction, Inc.).
If an accident or a malicious act causes you or a loved one a serious injury that is not your fault and is not being handled adequately through Workman’s Compensation, you might need a Roanoke County personal injury attorney to represent your interests and to pursue the compensation to which you are legally entitled beyond Workman’s Compensation. Altizer Law, P.C. has the experience and the skill to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Within Roanoke County a number people are employed in Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Quarrying, and Utilities. These can be dangerous jobs when something goes wrong. Mining accidents and quarrying incidents typically result in serious injuries, as do some incidents experienced in agriculture and forestry. If you are injured while working or driving vehicles associated with these industries, call the experts at Altizer Law, P.C. We know how to investigate, negotiate settlements, and prosecute court cases on behalf of clients in Roanoke County and elsewhere in Virginia who are injured in these occupations. Often these personal injury cases involve some combination of faulty, poorly maintained or damaged equipment or vehicles. Sometimes, these vehicles are involved in highway accidents because other drivers are guilty of distracted driving or speeding. Call the personal injury attorneys of Altizer Law, P.C., for the help and representation you need. We are always on your side.