The Institutes

Confronting The Deer In The Headlights

 Monday, December 5, 2022

 Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

One day last month our firm received three separate, unrelated subrogation claim files involving serious personal injury, property damage, and a death resulting from tractor-trailers whose drivers had lost control after serving to avoid colliding with a deer on the highway.

In two of the losses, the 18-wheelers overturned and were shortly thereafter struck by other vehicles, resulting in further injuries and damages.

The deer that started it all are still presumably alive, although uninsured. A passenger in one of the vehicles which struck the truck is dead.

Loss-of-control crashes resulting from deer in the roadway have become commonplace. The National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA) recently conducted a study that analyzed the ever-increasing danger of deer-related vehicle accidents.

Such accidents have consistently risen over the years due to increasing deer populations and rising speed limits.

Subrogating The Deer In The Headlights

 Tuesday, October 2, 2018

 Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

Deer-Involved Crashes On The Rise In West Michigan

 Friday, November 10, 2017

 Holland Sentinel

Insurance Institute Sets Its Sights On Steerable Headlights

 Tuesday, December 1, 2015

 Automotive News

U.S. Deer-Vehicle Collisions Fall 7 Percent

 Monday, October 7, 2013

 State Farm

Deer-collision season begins

 Tuesday, October 4, 2011

 The Delphos Herald

Deer & Vehicle Accidents Increase In Ohio & Nationally

 Tuesday, October 12, 2010

 National Underwriter Property & Casualty

Likelihood of Deer-Vehicle Collision Decreases in Georgia

 Wednesday, September 29, 2010

 Rome Newswire