We live in Wisconsin. We drive our cars. Deer live in Wisconsin. Deer won't look both ways before crossing.
So what should you do if you see a deer in your path?
Slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten the deer away.
Brake firmly but stay in your lane when you notice a deer in or near your path.
Many serious crashes occur when drivers swerve to avoid a deer and hit another vehicle or lose control of their cars.
Always wear your seat belt.
So if an auto-deer collision occurs, here's what to do:
- Move your vehicle to a safe place. If possible, pull over to the side of the road, and turn on your hazard lights.
- Call the police.
- Document the incident. Take photos if you can.
- Stay away from the animal.
- Don't assume your vehicle is safe to drive.
- Call us or the insurance company claims phone number.
Deer accidents fall under Comprehensive or Other than Collision coverage on your Auto insurance.
Now or before it happens would be a good time to see if you have Comprehensive coverage and what the deductible is set at.
Do you have Comp coverage? What's your deductible? Do you have car rental coverage to pay for when your car is in the shop for repairs?