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What To Do If Involved In Deer Car Accident?

DMV.org states that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are 1.5 million car accidents involving deer every year. The average collision cost for such accidents is $2,800, with this figure possible climbing to $10,000 if injury is involved.

This possibility might leave you wondering how to cover accidents with deer and other wildlife creatures. The lawyers at our office offer car insurance advice in our book, The Ultimate Guide to Buying Car Insurance in Ohio. Order your free copy of this easy-to-understand resource here.

Which Car Insurance Should I Buy For Deer Accidents?

Ohio has a high rate of deer accidents every year, especially in November. You are able to protect your vehicle against wildlife collisions by purchasing comprehensive car insurance. This protects you from damages from collisions that do not involve other vehicles.

A damage that occurs from a deer is considered an act of nature. You are able to file a property damage claim under your policy if you have comprehensive coverage. Liability insurance will NOT cover such damage.

If you are a passenger in a vehicle and sustain injuries from a deer accident in which the driver was negligent, call our office at 800.637.8170.

How to Avoid a Deer Accident

To avoid being in a situation where you have to deal with deer accident claims, take note to these driving tips for avoiding deer, offered by DMV.org.

  • Increase awareness around dusk and dawn when deer are most active
  • Increase awareness during October and November, the two months with the highest number of deer-caused car accidents
  • Slow sleep in posted deer crossing areas
  • If you see one deer, there are usually more hidden off to the side of the road

If you have questions regarding deer-car accidents, feel free to call our office at 800.637.8170. We are more than happy to help you find the answers you are looking for.