Indiana Car-Deer Crashes Spike Every Year at This Time

The last couple months and push toward the New Year annually bring some unfortunate recurring potential dangers for Indiana motorists.

As we near towards the end of the year, there is typically a spike in the number of deer related accidents in the early months of winter.

How common are deer-vehicle collisions in Indiana?

Some readers might be surprised by this number: Reportedly, there were more than 14,000 car accidents involving deer in the state last year. And the number is already above 8,000 in 2017, with weeks still to go in the calendar year.

Can you routinely avoid a deer-crash crash?

No, you can't, unfortunately.

But there are things you can do to lessen the chance of collision. Driving with high beams on is recommended. Slowing down, carefully scanning, being especially alert in the early morning and late afternoon -- these driving behaviors all help reduce the odds of a deer-related crash.

Not all motorists take such advice to heart, an in turn as a result other persons may be injured each year because of third-party negligence. It is not uncommon for drivers to swerve wildly when a deer is close at hand, or to make other bad decisions that increase risks for drivers, pedestrians and other parties nearby.

Tragic consequences can happen when that occurs.

The attorneys at Tabor Law in Indianapolis provide strong and knowledgeable legal representation to individuals and families who are adversely affected by the negligent or reckless driving behaviors of others. As we note on our firm's website, we are proven advocates for injury victims hurt "due to an accident or event that could have been avoided."

We wish all our readers safe and happy traveling throughout the remainder of this busy holiday season.