Avoiding Accidents With Wildlife This Spring
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Mar 27, 2015 in Car Accidents
In the spring, the temperatures warms, snow melts, and the sun stays out longer. While we are starting to enjoy the nicer weather, so are the animals - especially deer.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are approximately one million car accidents involving deer causing around 200 deaths and nearly $1 billion in damages.
When you’re on the road this spring, our South Bend auto accident lawyers advise you to keep the following tips in mind.
- Deer rarely travel alone, if you seen one deer, there are likely several more
- Be aware during the dawn and dusk hours, deer are most active then
- Deer are highly unpredictable, they are easily scared by loud noises, headlights, and fast-moving vehicles
- Slow down and pay attention in areas where deer crossing signs are posted
- If you see a deer at the edge of the road or beginning to cross the street, brake firmly and do not swerve
- When you are able, use your high-beam headlights have a better view of the road, and wildlife, ahead of you
- Obey the posted speed limits and wear your seat belt
If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, contacting an experienced South Bend personal injury attorney is your first step in making sure you receive the compensation you deserve.