Author: Attorney Scott Smith
Smith Law Office
Accidents involving deer cause 200 deaths annually and result in thousands of injuries. Vehicle damage costs exceed $2.6 billion and the average auto accident claim arising from a collision with a deer costs more than $3,000.
Car accident attorneys in Columbus, OH know that there were 20,996 deer strikes last year and that there has been an “unusual increase” in deer-related crashes according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper who spoke to WHIOTV. Motorists need to be aware of the serious dangers during the prime season for accidents involving these animals so drivers can do everything possible to stay safe and avoid collisions.