You may have had a close encounter with wild life that caused or almost caused a New Haven auto accident. Whether it was a large animal like a deer, or smaller animal like a raccoon or squirrel, auto accidents can happen.
There are a few things New Haven and Connecticut shoreline motorists can do to avoid a collision with a wild animal:
- Look for animal crossing signs and proceed with caution. These signs are in the shape of a yellow diamond.
- Mind the shoulder as you may be able to see an animal on the side of the road.
- Eye the eyes as your headlights might be able catch their reflections.
- Avoid swerving and choose to brake instead. Swerving may cause your vehicle to travel into another lane injuring other passengers on the road.
If you were injured as the result of a hitting or swerving to hit a wild animal, your may need to file a claim against your own insurance company for your injuries. The New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm can help protect your interests. The insurance companies are trying to pay out the least amount of money – we know their tricks, we defended them for 15 years. Contact our firm to schedule your free New Haven auto accident consultation today.