From October through December, deer are on the move in Michigan. They are much more frequently seen in suburban streets, near highways, or even on busy roads.
Many deer collisions happen when it’s dawn, dusk, or dark – which makes them difficult to avoid. It often seems as though deer appear in front of your vehicle without warning! To reduce your risk, be aware of your surroundings, especially during deer season, and heed “Deer Crossing” signs seriously.
Your safety should be your top priority, make sure to move your vehicle to a safe place immediately after hitting a deer, call the police and file a report.
While on the road, significant damage to your vehicle could be caused during accidental wildlife encounters. Most people will ask…does my insurance cover this? Hitting large wildlife, such as a deer, usually falls under comprehensive insurance. However, if you hit something else or run off the road to avoid hitting wildlife, like a deer, it will most likely fall under collision insurance. If you happen to hit a deer or other wildlife – Champion Auto Body Shop of Royal Oak will help work with your insurance company to see that repairs are made with accurate estimates, timely service, and quality craftsmanship being our top priorities.
Champion Auto Body Shop of Royal Oak is your Deer Hit Specialists. We are conveniently open on Saturdays, offer free estimates, and repair all makes and models. We work with most insurance companies and are committed to getting your vehicle, and you back on the road quickly.