The statistics on accidents involving deer in Michigan are staggering. According to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition, there were 45,690 vehicle-deer crashes in the state during the year 2014. These accidents can be very dangerous, often causing injury, or in rare cases, death. These five counties accounted for the most deer accidents in Michigan in 2014:
- Oakland County (1,750)
- Kent County (1,338)
- Jackson County (1,279)
- Lapeer County (1,153)
- Eaton County (1,077)
No-Fault Insurance After A Deer Accident
Our Michigan car accident lawyers are frequently called by clients in deer car accidents to learn about their legal rights for injuries suffered in an accident with a deer. Because there is no other motor vehicle involved, many deer accident victims mistakenly believe that they are not entitled to Michigan no-fault insurance benefits. However, a person injured in an deer auto accident can file claims for these benefits.
A person who hits a deer while driving in Michigan is entitled to make a claim 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 deer accident.
Free Michigan Car Accident Handbook
To learn more about your legal rights after a Michigan deer accident, you should request our book written by Michigan car accident lawyer Lawrence J. 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. The best part is, we will send this to you for free!
Contact Our Michigan Deer Car Accident Lawyers
We do not charge any legal fees to get started on your case. We represent all clients under our No Fee Promise, which means you will only be responsible for payment once you receive a settlement. We will pay all court costs and litigation expenses. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you will owe us nothing. We put it all in writing for you. There is literally nothing to lose!
If you or a loved one have been involved in a collision with a deer in Michigan, you may be able to recover compensation. Call our legal team today at (800) 606-1717 and an attorney will be available to speak with you about your situation. If we believe you have a claim, we will begin working on it immediately. Remember, there are strict time deadlines in Michigan for filing claims for no-fault insurance, so it is important you contact us as soon as possible for your best chance of recovering a settlement.