Accident reports are important for a number of reasons – you may need to file an insurance claim after you’ve been in an accident in Cherokee County. If you are injured, your personal injury lawyer may need a copy of the accident report to help establish liability and negotiate a fair settlement for your injuries. If you require medical compensation, a no-fault ruling is important, as it determines who is responsible and eligible for compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. An accident report proves who was in the car and if they were treated or complained of pain at the site of the accident.

Here are some specific examples of when you might need an accident report in Cherokee County, GA:

  • You were involved in a car accident on I-575 or another major highway in Cherokee County.
  • You were injured in a slip-and-fall accident at a business or other public place in Cherokee County, such as the Cherokee County Aquatic Center or the Cherokee Square Shopping Center.
  • You were injured in a workplace accident at a company located in Cherokee County, such as Toyota Manufacturing Georgia or Kennesaw State University.
  • You were injured in a product liability case involving a product that was manufactured or sold in Cherokee County.

If you need to obtain a copy of a police or accident report in Cherokee County, you can contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office or the Cherokee County Marshal’s Office. Refer to the information you were given at the scene of the accident for the correct jurisdictional agency. They’ll have given you a card or some paperwork with the name and department of the reporting deputy.

How Do I Obtain a Copy of an Accident Report in Cherokee County, Georgia?

Here’s how to obtain a copy of your accident report in Cherokee County from the Cherokee County, GA Sheriff’s Department or Cherokee County Marshal’s Office: do so by online by following the steps below The steps are fast and fairly easy. Be sure to have your report number available, along with driver’s license number, last name of the involved party, and a payment method (credit or debit card).

How Do I Get My Cherokee County Accident Report Online?

Step-by-step instructions to obtain your Cherokee County, GA Accident Report

  1. Visit the Lexis/Nexis BuyCrash Website (opens in a new tab). Please contact us at the Kalka Law Firm for further assistance with this or any other step here.
  2. Enter the State (Georgia)
  3. Enter the Jurisdiction (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department or Cherokee County Marshal)
  4. Click on “Start Search”
  5. Provide your Last Name, date of accident, and either the report number, VIN number of an involved vehicle, or the driver’s license number of an involved party.
  6. Choose the correct accident record by date
  7. Pay your $13 fee
  8. Download your report instantly.

How Do I Get a Cherokee County, GA Accident Report by Mail?

To obtain your Cherokee County accident report through mail, you need to complete a Mail-In Form provided by LexisNexis and mail it along with payment to the following address:

LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions
Inc.142 N Main Street
Martinsville, IN 46151

Please note, currently, the LexisNexis system exclusively accepts certified checks or money orders as payment methods; personal checks or cash are not accepted.

How Do I Get Cherokee County Police Reports in Person, Near Me?

If you’d like to try to obtain your Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department Report in-person – you can visit their office located at:

1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

We advise giving them a quick call ahead at (770) 479-4810.

If you’d like to try and obtain a Cherokee County Marshal’s Office accident report in person, you can contact them directly – though most accidents will be handled via the Sheriff’s department, so trying that jurisdiction first is likely to be correct.

How Much Does It Cost to Get A Cherokee County Police Report?

Because most Cherokee County residents use the BuyCrash system to obtain an accident report, the published cost is $13. If you can visit their offices and obtain a copy – the common rate is $5 in most cases. Again, we encourage you to call ahead so you can know the exact details of how to obtain your accident report before you try to visit.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Cherokee County Accident Report?

The BuyCrash accident report system that Cherokee County uses gives you instant access to reports that are made available by their reporting jurisdictions, such as the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department. Generally it takes about 3-5 days for accident reports to be made available via BuyCrash and you’ll have the opportunity to purchase your copy at that time.

What Documentation Is Required to Get the Cherokee County, Georgia Accident Report?

According to BuyCrash – you only need minimal information to obtain a copy of your Cherokee County, GA accident report. You’ll need to provide:

  • The State
  • Jurisdiction
  • Last Name
  • Date of Accident
  • And ONE of the following:
    • Report Number
    • VIN Number of Involved Vehicle
    • Driver’s License Number of An Involved Party

What Does the Cherokee County, GA Accident Report Include?

A Cherokee County, GA accident report typically includes the following information:

  • Date, time, and location of the accident
  • Severity of the accident (minor, major, or fatal)
  • Number of vehicles involved
  • Number of people injured