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multi-car crashes, traffic accident, Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Milwaukee car crash lawyerDeer collisions are a common problem for Wisconsin drivers, but it pays to be extra vigilant during the end of the year since it is their mating season, the time when deer are most active. In fact, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's statistics, there are over 18,000 deer collisions in Wisconsin every year, making it a high-risk state for deer collisions. Deer collisions can be surprisingly dangerous because of a combination of their large size and sharp antlers. Especially important is the fact that deer can even be responsible for crashes between two cars. Given these dangers, drivers should learn how to minimize their risk of deer collision and what to do if they are involved in one.

Tips for Handling Deer Crashes

The optimal way to handle a deer collision is to avoid it in the first place. While some accidents are unavoidable, drivers do have strategies available to them if they want to make the collision less likely. For instance, deer tend to be the most mobile during the evening hours, so extra vigilance during those hours can help, especially in dark or forested areas or in areas with signs posted about the presence of deer. Similarly, the use of extra bright headlights in dark, low-traffic areas may help to make deer more visible. If a driver does spot one deer, then he or she should also keep in mind that deer are herd animals, so it is likely there are others roaming around in the area.

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