Deer Dangers


In West Virginia, the deer population is strong.  West Virginia is ranked #1 in vehicle accidents involving deer.  Drivers have a 1 in 39 chance of hitting a deer this year.

While driving, keep in mind:

  • Deer are most active at dusk and dawn, so be more vigilent at those times. Slow down and watch both sides of the road during these hours.
  • When you see one deer, there are usually more.
  • Late winter and early spring are prime mating season, which means more collisions.

 If you do hit a deer, pull off to the side of the road and make sure you and everyone in your car is not injured. If you can, call the police. Take some quick pictures or videos at the scene. Deer will often leave tufts of hair on your vehicle – often in the bumper or grill area.

In addition to contacting your insurance company, go ahead and contact the shop you would like to use for repairs. Body shops are especially busy this time of year, so  getting in line can help get your vehicle fixed faster.

If you need assistance, please contact us at Morris Insurance Services. We are here to help.