A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about car accidents in Pennsylvania involving deer. In that article we mentioned that the leading cause of injuries and deaths from deer related accidents is caused by a driver swerving into traffic after hitting a deer or to avoid hitting a deer. Unfortunately, when this happens the result can be a head on collision. Head on collisions often result in traumatic injuries and/or death.
Ewing New Jersey is just up the road from our New Jersey office and motorists in Ewing are not exempt from these animals darting out into traffic, either. If you are suddenly in the unfortunate position of seeing a deer, be sure to attempt to slow down as quickly as possible to avoid hitting the deer. In some cases, missing the deer is not possible and there will be a collision.
If you are driving through an area which is known to have an abundant deer population, be sure to pay extra close attention to the road. In Mercer County, for example, transportation officials pick up over 600 deer carcasses each year and there is currently and overabundant deer population.
Do I need a lawyer after a deer accident?
According to 101.5, on December 4, 2017, an accident with a deer resulted in 3 vehicles being involved in a serious accident including a head-on collision on Route 29. At the time of this article, we are not sure why there were 3 cars involved in the accident or if distraction played a role.
Contact an experienced New Jersey auto accident lawyer after any accident similar to this one which results in a serious injury, regardless of what caused the accident. After sustaining a serious injury, insurers may look for ways to minimize your bodily injury claims. We work to maximize them.