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Car Accidents and Wild Animals

Car accidents can occur in a wide variety of ways. One common cause of car accidents that most people don’t consider is the presence of wild animals in the road. When animals jump out in the road, they can cause drivers to swerve and lose control of their vehicles. In some instances, drivers may hit these animals, which can result in incredible amounts of damage.

Drivers are responsible for acting safely at all times on the road, even if an animal darts out in front of them. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident because of another driver swerving to miss an animal in the road, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

Driving Safely Near Animals

If you encounter an animal on the road, your actions may need to change depending on the size of the animal. If the animal is small in size, it is much better to continue driving and risk hitting the animal as opposed to swerving and losing control of your vehicle. You may want to use this technique if you encounter raccoons, squirrels, or birds.

On the other hand, if you hit a large animal like a deer at full speed, you may experience incredible damage to your vehicle as well as serious injuries. However, instead of swerving, drivers should try to safely slow down to lessen the force of impact.

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If you have been injured in a car accident because another driver acted negligently while trying to avoid an animal in the road, contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

 

 

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