Nicolet Law Office, S.C.

November is the month for a deer vs. car accident in Wisconsin

Many Wisconsin drivers may already know that more accidents involving deer occur in November than any other month of the year. The possibility of being involved in a deer vs. car accident in Wisconsin is 78.7 to one. The state ranks 7th in the nation when it comes to accidents involving deer.

Auto insurance carrier State Farm is advising drivers to remember that if you see one deer, more are likely to follow. Using high beams at night may give drivers an edge in spotting deer on the side of the road. Deer are unpredictable, and drivers shouldn't rely on deer whistles.

Drivers owe a duty of reasonable care not only to the passengers in their vehicle, but also to the other vehicles on the road. Every Wisconsin driver may want to pay extra attention during deer season in order to avoid becoming a statistic. A collision with a deer can cause extensive property damage and serious, or even fatal, injuries. Some accidents may not even involve a driver hitting the deer. Avoiding an accident with a deer can just as easily lead to an accident that could potentially involve other vehicles.

When factors such as speed or driver impairment are a factor in a deer vs. car accident, injured parties, or the family of a fatally injured party, have the right to file a personal injury claim or a wrongful death claim against the driver. If it can be proven that a party's negligence either contributed to or caused the injuries or death of the victim, our state laws provide for reimbursement of damages incurred. Costs typically include expenses such as medical bills, lost wages and funeral expenses as well as other damages permitted by law. Money can't heal injuries or bring back dead loved ones, but it can help with the financial recovery after suffering an accident caused by the negligence of another.

Source: JSOnline.com, "Wisconsin ranks 7th in deer-vehicle accidents," Paul Gores, Oct. 23, 2012

Awards & Recognition

Our peers and independent third-party organizations have recognized the hard work and dedication we put into every case. This has led to numerous awards and accolades.

  1. Rated By Super Lawyers | Russel D. Nicolet
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Personal Injury Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Bankruptcy
  2. The American Association of Legal Advocates Wisconsin Association for Justice BBB Accredited Business - A+
  3. Minnesota State Bar Association American Bar Association State Bar of Wisconsin
  4. BV Distinguished | Lexis Nexis | Martindale-Hubbell | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability The National Trial Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Personal Attention To You -
Personal Dedication To Your Case

Contact us today for a free consultation where you will speak directly with one of our attorneys. We are conveniently located for your accessibility, with offices in Hudson, Eau Claire, and five other cities throughout the region. If your condition prevents you from coming to one of our offices, we will happily meet with you at your home or another location that is comfortable for you.

Call Us: 800-456-6956

  • In Wisconsin, call: 715-802-0872
  • In Minnesota, call: 651-243-2872

Tell Us About Your Case We’ll review your case details and contact you with an action plan.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Wisconsin Offices

Hudson Office
511 2nd Street Suite 203
Hudson, WI 54016

Hudson Law Office Map

Rice Lake Office
337 N. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Rice Lake Law Office Map

Eau Claire Office
402 Graham Ave, Suite 305
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Eau Claire Law Office Map

Superior Office
1200 Tower Ave.
Superior, WI 54880

Superior Law Office Map

New Richmond Office
1500 Madison Ave., Suite 220
New Richmond, WI 54017

New Richmond Law Office Map

Wausau Office
408 Third Street, Suite 303
Wausau, WI 54401

Wausau Law Office Map

Woodbury Office
724 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 126
Woodbury, MN 55125

Woodbury Law Office Map

Duluth Office
109 North 2nd Avenue West
Duluth, MN 55802

Duluth Law Office Map

Hibbing Office
Howard Court Bldg.
302 Howard St. , Ste. 123
Hibbing, MN 55746

Hibbing Law Office Map

Minnesota Offices