Pennsylvania had the dubious distinction of being named one of the five unusually dangerous places to drive. According to Fox News, Pennsylvania is one of the five unusually dangerous places to drive in the world because of the danger that deer present. Each year, about 1 million deer crashes occur in the United States. About 100,000 accidents, or 10% of those deer accidents occur on Pennsylvania roads. The odds of hitting a deer in Pennsylvania are 1 in 86.
Fall, particularly November, is when many deer collisions occur as it is deer mating season. Dusk or early evening hours (6-9 p.m.) are when deer are most active and collisions are most likely to occur.
If you have been hurt when another driver failed to avoid a deer then it is important to understand your rights. Please contact an experienced Pennsylvania lawyer for accident victims today for a free consultation.