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Car accidents caused by animals may be hard to avoid, especially driving in the countryside. Deer accidents have caused 700 deaths, and almost 80% of drivers have experienced near-collision incidents with animals.
Injuries and car damages where animals are left to blame, particularly domestic ones like dogs or livestock like horses, can still be compensated. Wild animals that have caused car accidents can only be covered if the driver has comprehensive car insurance. Only you can be responsible since there's no animal owner to take responsibility for the damage or injury.
Animal Owner's Negligence
Animal owners are responsible for keeping these animals from injuring or causing damage to people on the road. Thus, if the animal belongs to someone, they may be the ones to compensate you for the car damages or injuries you got from the accident.
What You Should Do
After the car accident involving the animal, whether for your insurance or legal matters, you should do the following in managing the car accident.
If you're involved in an accident caused by animals, your best chance at compensation is through a police report. So it's better to gather evidence and witnesses for car insurance filing and a police report to be compensated either for your insurance or from the animal owner.
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