Minor rear end collisions, bumps in parking lots, they are among the most common repairs sought by car owners. But more serious collisions and animal strikes are also quite common, especially in areas where the deer population continues to be significant.
If you own a car, you know accidents will happen, and your best protection is to be prepared. Even minor repairs result in the inconvenience of having to leave your car in a shop, relying on a rental or a friend or family member for transportation. Such minor repairs also can add up in a hurry, especially with advanced features that have been added to many of today’s vehicles.
A replacement bumper may involve sensors, cameras or smart technology wiring that can add significant cost to a fender bender repair. Understanding your car’s features and confirming your insurance coverage will at least prepare you for a repair that could be more costly and take longer than you may initially expect.
When it comes to deer-vehicle collisions, vigilance is your best defense. Although deer populations in general have been down in Northeast Ohio, activity remains significant, especially in areas that do not practice culling. While October through December sees more activity during mating season, spring and summer also bring plenty of activity in areas favored by deer. Maintaining vigilance at dusk and dawn and driving with bright lights after dark when possible may help you avoid a collision.
Dealing with fender benders and deer collisions
- Move your vehicle off the road if possible.
- Call police for help and document details of the accident, including pictures.
- If you have hit a deer or other animal, don’t attempt to touch or approach it.
- Contact your insurance agent for direction about coverage and towing. Most comprehensive policies cover deer collisions.
- Contact your mechanic or auto repair shop for towing service or directives if your vehicle is drivable.
Hudson Collision can help you with your accident repair, from minor fender benders to more extensive repairs resulting from animal strikes or more serious accidents. Our team can help with estimates and insurance claims to get your repair done quickly. Call today or click here for more information about Hudson Collision’s expert repairs.