Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers: Deer Season Causes Spike in CollisionsOctober 20, 2016
While West Virginia leads the way in the number of claims related to deer collisions, other states, including Montana, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota also have high incidences of deer-related accidents. This should come as no surprise, as these states are less densely populated than others, and also have a significant amount of wooded land. When driving during deer season, drivers should keep the following tips in mind to reduce their risk of a car accident:
- If you see a deer, try to avoid swerving
- Use caution in deer zones and stay alert in case a deer runs across the road
- Do not depend on devices like deer whistles
- Use your high beams at night, unless there is oncoming traffic
- Always wear a seatbelt
Insurance and Deer Collisions
If you hit a deer with your car, the damage is usually covered under the “comprehensive” portion of your auto insurance policy, which also covers fire, smoke, theft, water damage, and window breakage. Once you pay the deductible, the insurance policy typically pays for the rest. However, this coverage is optional, so if you decide not to purchase this type of insurance, you will be responsible for total cost of the repairs, which can be very costly.
Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Victims Injured in Deer Collisions
A deer can run across the road when you least expect it, causing major damage to your car, and serious injuries to those in the vehicle. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Baltimore personal injury lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton as soon as possible. We will guide you through every step of the claims process, making sure that you receive the financial compensation to which you are entitled. For a complimentary consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
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