Our Michigan car accident lawyers are frequently called by clients who suffer injuries because they hit a deer while driving in Michigan. These accidents are especially more frequent in the fall months when deer are plentiful and out running across the Michigan streets and highways. It is often very difficult to avoid hitting a deer while driving, especially at night or at dusk when visibility is very poor.
The statistics on drivers who hit deer while driving in Michigan are staggering.
The Michigan Deer Crash Coalition reports that in 2011, there were 53,592 vehicle-deer crashes. Eight people were killed in deer-vehicle crashes and another 1,464 injured. The five counties with the most vehicle-deer crashes in 2011 were: Kent (1,750), Oakland (1,736), Jackson (1,536), Calhoun (1,429) and Montcalm (1,340).
A person who hits a deer while driving in Michigan and suffers injuries can file a claim for Michigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits. These benefits include claims for payment of medical bills, lost wages, household services, and attendant care services. There are strict time deadlines for filing insurance claims in Michigan so it is important that you understand your legal rights and contact our no-fault insurance team as soon as possible after your accident.
To learn more about your legal rights after a Michigan deer accident, you should request our own book written by Michigan car accident lawyer Daniel L. Buckfire, "The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook." It has been called the best book ever written for persons injured in Michigan car accidents. It answers all of your questions, in plain English, about your legal rights and your available benefits under the Michigan No-Fault Law. We'll send it to you for FREE!
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