Many news outlets have published different articles giving out safety tips during the holiday season but the most important thing to recall is that collisions related to wildlife encounters on the road are very common during this time of the years.
Deer versus car collisions were responsible for over 500,000 accidents during the year of 2003 according to the National Safety Council. The report also states that 100 of these accidents resulted in deaths and over 10,000 injury cases.
Some of the things you can do to stay away from that problem is to simply be aware of deer-crossing signs posted on roads known for a heavy wildlife traffic. Assume that deer usually travel in herds so they are never alone, whenever you see one, remember that more will surely follow.
Authorities say that the most important thing is to brake instead of swerving the vehicle when a deer is spotted down the road. Most accidents happen because swerving cars hit others trying to keep a deer from being struck.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer I hope that all motorists out there will have a safe holiday, staying away from deer while on the road.
Whenever you’re involved in an accident that was caused by the reckless driving of another driver, don’t hesitate, contact a personal injury lawyer right away.