The Ohio Department of Transportation is cautioning drivers to be aware of deer along roadways. There is an increase in deer movement, causing concern for vehicle accidents.
There were reportedly nearly 21,000 vehicle collisions that involved a deer last year. Of these collisions, there were 6 fatal accidents and over 1,000 injuries. There is also an unknown number of deer collisions that are not reported to the police.
The Ohio Department of Transportation listed those counties in our state that have the most reported number of collisions with deer.
- Stark County – 558 deer-vehicle collisions
- Richard County – 533 deer-vehicle collisions
- Hamilton County – 524 deer-vehicle collisions
- Clermont County – 470 deer-vehicle collisions
- Lorain County – 470 deer-vehicle collisions
With such a significant number of collisions that occur, motorists are being warned to be cautious near deer-crossing signs. They are asked to watch for deer around sunrise and sunset near the deer-crossing signs. They also say that over half of the collisions that occur happen between 5 p.m. and midnight.
Our law office has posted information in our blog regarding deer-vehicle accidents. Check out the below posts for more information regarding this type of collision.
Involved in Ohio Deer Car Accident – find out which type of car insurance you should buy that keeps you financially safe after a deer accident, as well as tips on how to avoid a deer accident.
(Deer + Car) – Safety = $$$ – read about a previous deer-vehicle collision and the options that injured passengers have if the accident is caused by a negligent driver
If I am in an accident involving a deer, am I liable for other people’s injuries? – read about the legal consequences of a deer-vehicle accident when the driver is negligent (i.e. not looking at the road, traveling at high speeds, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol).
Ohio Deer-Vehicle Lawyers
If you were injured in a deer-vehicle collision due to the negligence of the driver, call our lawyers at 800.637.8170. We can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve for your injuries that were caused by the driver’s inability to pay attention to the road or take the proper precautions.