What’s Your Animal Collision Knowledge?

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    October 21 2022

    As the weather cools and the days grow shorter, drivers face an increased risk of a vehicle-animal collision. We want you to be prepared for any danger you encounter on the road, including animals. Here, we test your animal collision knowledge to raise awareness about this driving danger.

    Animals are not the only danger that you face on the road. If another driver injures you in a Las Vegas area car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

    Time is of the essence when pursuing compensation in accident cases. Don’t delay—have our Las Vegas accident lawyers review your case. Sometimes people avoid contacting an accident lawyer because they worry about cost. You don’t have to worry about affordability. Our attorneys don’t get paid unless they win your case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    When Is World Animal Road Accident Awareness Day?

    There are a number of reasons that we tend to talk about animal collisions during October. One of those reasons is World Animal Road Accident Awareness Day. Every year, World Animal Road Accident Awareness Day is observed on October 10.

    The day is used to raise awareness around the problem of animals getting hurt on the road and sometimes abandoned without assistance or much care. It is a day when drivers are encouraged to think about what to do if they hit an animal on the road. Remember, not all animal collisions are with wild animals. This day encourages drivers to think about domestic pets as well as wild animals. Drivers are encouraged to think about the life of any animal that they hit. While many accidents are fatal for animals, it only takes a minute for a driver to stop and check.

    The rest of this article will mostly focus on collisions with wild animals. However, all animal collisions are significant. Animal collisions are dangerous and can be deadly. Some animal collisions can contribute to other drivers being hurt on the road. If you are one of those drivers, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The legal team at Anthem Injury Lawyers has experience handling different types of motor vehicle accidents. We will fight for you by determining the cause of the accident, determining potentially liable parties, and dealing with the insurance companies. Contact us at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Which State Leads the Nation in Reducing Animal-Vehicle Collisions?

    While this may be a somewhat subjective question, Nevada actually gained considerable recognition this year for leading the nation in reducing animal-vehicle collisions. This year, the Nevada Department of Transportation released a study looking at the best ways to reduce the occurrence of animal collisions. According to the study, one of the most effective tactics for reducing collisions was a combination of wildlife fences and over/underpasses. There are currently 20 wildlife overpasses in the United States. Nevada is home to six of the existing wildlife overpasses. Every year, these overpasses allow thousands of animals to safely cross without coming into contact with cars.

    What Are Your Odds of an Animal Collision?

    This is actually a trick question. That is because your odds of an animal collision vary by state.

    Every year, State Farm completes a study regarding the odds of collision between animals and drivers. Its data shows drivers in the United States, on average, have a 1 in 115 chance of a collision with an animal. In Nevada, your odds of an animal collision are 1 in 430. Nevada is a low risk state. You are most likely to have an animal collision in a high risk state. The below list is State Farm’s data regarding 2021-2022 odds of collision with animals.

    Low Risk States

    • Alaska, 1 in 292
    • Arizona, 1 in 301
    • California, 1 in 260
    • Colorado, 1 in 179
    • Connecticut, 1 in 199
    • District of Columbia, 1 in 569
    • Florida, 1 in 306
    • Hawaii, 1 in 474
    • Nevada, 1 in 430
    • New Mexico, 1 in 182
    • Washington, 1 in 200

    Medium Risk States

    • Delaware, 1 in 105
    • Idaho, 1 in 103
    • Illinois, 1 in 137
    • Indiana, 1 in 100
    • Louisiana, 1 in 149
    • Maryland, 1 in 110
    • Massachusetts, 1 in 116
    • New Hampshire, 1 in 137
    • New Jersey, 1 in 173
    • New York, 1 in 124
    • Oklahoma, 1 in 101
    • Oregon, 1 in 144
    • Rhode Island, 1 in 127
    • Tennessee, 1 in 108
    • Texas, 1 in 136
    • Utah, 1 in 166
    • Vermont, 1 in 113

    High Risk States

    • Alabama, 1 in 88
    • Arkansas, 1 in 70
    • Georgia, 1 in 83
    • Iowa, 1 in 59
    • Kansas, 1 in 87
    • Kentucky, 1 in 88
    • Maine, 1 in 75
    • Michigan, 1 in 54
    • Minnesota, 1 in 58
    • Mississippi, 1 in 57
    • Missouri, 1 in 74
    • Montana, 1 in 39
    • Nebraska, 1 in 95
    • North Carolina, 1 in 77
    • North Dakota, 1 in 62
    • Pennsylvania, 1 in 54
    • Ohio, 1 in 95
    • South Carolina, 1 in 71
    • South Dakota, 1 in 48
    • Virginia, 1 in 75
    • West Virginia, 1 in 37
    • Wisconsin, 1 in 56
    • Wyoming, 1 in 58

    Regardless of where you live, accidents can happen. If you are injured in a car accident that is not your fault, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The team at Anthem Injury Lawyers provides expert representation to make sure you get maximum compensation for your injuries. Don’t delay. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 for a free consultation.

    How Can You Avoid Animals on the Road?

    Not all accidents can be avoided. However, you can take steps to avoid hitting an animal on the road. One of the best ways to avoid animals on the road is to drive defensively. This means that you actively watch for the following signs that you may encounter wildlife on the road:

    • Wildlife near the road indicating that there may be more animals nearby.
    • Roadside movement that means there may be wildlife.
    • Shining eyes reflecting off of your vehicle’s headlights.
    • Flickering headlights or taillights indicating that an animal may be crossing.
    • Roadside reflectors that disappear/reappear indicating that an animal may be crossing.
    • Water near the road indicating that animals may be nearby as well.

    How did you do with the above questions? We hope you learned a lot by testing your animal collision knowledge. We also hope this discussion helps you make safer driving choices.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    If you live in Las Vegas and are injured in a car accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

    Get the best accident attorneys in Las Vegas fighting for you. Our experts offer you the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Published by Puneet K. Garg

    Attorney Puneet K. Garg is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Law. He has vast experience serving various clients with their different needs. Puneet’s representation of clients has included serving as counsel to Fortune 500 companies, large and small healthcare providers, celebrities, large and small businesses, personal injury victims and individuals needing help with their everyday needs. He has represented clients from all over the world in both state and federal court in Nevada.

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