Friday, October 31, 2014

by wendyeaton

 

Have you ever hit a deer? Or have a deer hit you? I have. Once… and I hope that never happens again!

My situation was unavoidable as the deer jumped up out of a deep ditch and hit the side of my car. I didn’t see it coming! Scared my kids to death too! I did snag a 6 pt I believe, but I do not recommend this method to getting your trophy buck!  To be honest, I can’t remember if my car was driveable or not, as my husband came to my rescue. The kids and I drove away in his car and he took care of the details.  I do know that repairs were completely paid for by my insurance company… because we had the optional comprehensive coverage in place.

“Will your auto insurance cover vehicle damage from a deer-car accident? The answer is yes, your insurance will cover vehicle damage from a deer car accident … IF you have purchased the optional comprehensive car insurance coverage.”

Michigan Auto Law website has a great article posted about this very subject. I highly recommend reading it!  Will my insurance cover vehicle damage from a deer car accident?

Michigan Auto Law also has an informative article on How to Avoid Deer / Car Accidents.

The Michigan Deer Crash Coalition says Michigan has around 50,000 accidents deer crashes happen each year. WILX Lansing News Report with informative video!

Be sure to call our office for a quote and/or make sure you have proper coverage BEFORE a possible encounter with a deer!

Posted 6:45 PM

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