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Complete Cherokee County, GA accident reports and news.

Accidents in Cherokee County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Cherokee County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Cherokee County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Cherokee County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

What to do after a serious injury accident in Cherokee County

When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Cherokee County, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a Cherokee County personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.

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As population grows in Cherokee County, the rate of crashes grows as well

Based upon data collected by The Atlanta Regional Commission and presented in The Atlanta Regional Transportation Factbook:

The population of Cherokee County rose from 214,000 in 2010 to 231,000 in 2014. In that same period, vehicle miles traveled rose from 5,400,000 to 6,041,000. In that same time frame, traffic crashes rose from 4782 to 5686. 

Huge rise in traffic deaths in Cherokee County and nationwide in 2016

In Cherokee County, the statistics for 2014, provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, are:

Fatalities: 12

Injuries: 1544

Crashes: 5686

Speed-related fatal crashes: 5

These disturbing statistics should concern us all, since Georgians should expect that our roadways are getting safer, yet data shows this isn't always the case.

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