Watch out for Deer!
by Peter Wallin, Elmira, NY Insurance Agent
Each year there are over 1.5 million car accidents that are caused by deer. These incidents occur especially in the autumn months of October and November.
As you local insurance agent, this is the most frequent type of claim we see this time of year (although we see deer accidents all year long!). Most accidents are relatively minor (for the car, that is), ranging in the $2,000-3000 range to repair. But we have seen car damages as much as $10,000, or the car actually be considered a “total” damage.
We urge you to drive with caution. Deer tend to run in the early morning hours just before sunrise, or at dusk. These are times when your sight as a driver might not be ideal. Be a defensive driver, proceed with caution with frequent scans of the roadside. Deer seem to come from nowhere and at times when you least expect it. The often travel in groups of 2 or 3. So if you see one deer, chances are there’s another one right behind it.
For questions about your own car insurance contact us at www.WallinInsurance.com. We can help you fully understand how to cover yourself and your car in case you accidently are struck by a deer (this is called “Comprehensive Coverage.”)
Drive safely out there!