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Part 1, How To Avoid Hitting a Deer and Other Animals on the Road

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No one wants to hit a deer or other animal while they’re driving. Most people value living creatures and don’t want to be the reason for killing any. Hitting a deer or other large mammal also can cause accidents as well as car damages. Handling a roadkill collision can be daunting if you’re unclear about which steps to take. Read below for tips to avoid hitting wildlife on the road. You’ll also learn what to do if you cause or encounter roadkill and how your auto insurance coverage might cover any damages in an animal-related accident.  Jump to:Part 1: How To Avoid...

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What to do if you hit an Animal

In Colorado, it is not uncommon to see wildlife near the roads when driving. Even in the city, people often see deer, coyotes, and many smaller animals while they drive. Unfortunately, the amount of wildlife around means that there are often accidents between these animals and vehicles.  State Farm estimates that 1.25 million accidents occur every year between cars and deer alone. Deer are the animals hit most often but animals like moose, elk, raccoons, birds, and even pets and livestock are also sometimes hit. The accidents can be dangerous and pose threats to both the driver and occupants of...

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Dog Bites and Animal Attacks in Colorado: Who is Responsible?

Thousands of people each year are bitten and attacked by animals—usually by dogs. In many of these cases, due to the lack of responsibility of the animal’s owner, the victim of such a heinous attack may be able to collect damages and ultimately be compensated afterward. Dog bites and animal attacks usually fall within the realm of premises liability law, which means that the owner and/or occupier of said premises must ensure the common areas, sidewalks and buildings are safe from danger to the general public. It is the duty of the owner and/or occupier to provide a reasonably safe environment...

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