Unusual Car Accidents In New England Fall: Deer On The Road!

If you’re spending the fall months in New England, watch out for deer on the road! Practicing personal injury law throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, we have heard about some unusual car accidents over the years.  

What Happens If I Am In A Car Accident Involving Deer? 

Did you know that October is one of the prime months for deer? 

According to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, there are approximately 15-20 deer per square mile.  


Two deer in the woods

However, twice that number may occur in suburban areas, where there continues to be more land and the more, we build, the more that deer are migrating towards our cities and highways. 

If you are injured in a car accident involving deer, you may or may not have a feasible personal injury case.  For example, if you are a passenger in a car, then you very well may have a claim for negligent driving against the driver.

In fall, the sun is at different angles and the Rhode Island foliage may also cause vision problems.   It is important to reduce your speed to avoid losing control of the wheel or striking deer. 

Deer Driving

Leaves on the road

We encourage all drivers on the road to be more aware of how long it takes to prepare for operating a motor vehicle. 

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