Stay Alert for Deer – How to Keep Your Family Safe this Winter
Fortunately for deer, the month of November is almost at a close.
According to many reports, November in New Jersey is the most dangerous month out of the year for deer, with many incidents involving vehicles striking deer on the road. To help you and your family stay safe this November, and the rest of the year, the Newark personal injury lawyer from our office provides some advice to keep a closer eye out for deer while driving.
This year, the Department of Transportation has already tallied nearly 4,745 deer that have been killed in car accidents this year alone. Several actions can be taken to help prevent future accidents from happening.
First and foremost, drive with your high beam headlights on in the dark. This way, the deer will have a better chance of seeing you before crossing the road in front of your vehicle. If a deer crossing in front of you, avoid swerving. This can result in throwing your vehicle off of the road and into danger.
Drive slowly. The speed limit is in place and enforced for a reason. Driving too quickly can cause an accident and will give you a slower time to react to a deer crossing the street.
Unfortunately, right now is mating and hunting season, so deer are especially active right now.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident, do not wait to call the Newark personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to a settlement if your accident occurred due to an automotive defect, such as faulty brakes or a tire defect. Call the legal team at our office today for an evaluation of your case today. Most importantly, stay safe this holiday season!