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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    I was injured when my car hit a deer/badger, can I claim?


    I was injured when my car hit a deer/badger, can I claim?

    If you are asking yourself “I was injured when my car hit a deer/badger, can I claim?” the best thing to do is to speak to a lawyer. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have a team of specialist lawyers who can help determine whether you have a case to proceed with a claim.

    Driving is something that some people do without giving it a lot of thought – it becomes so familiar that concentration can easily waver. However, the hazards that we face in the car can change our lives if an accident occurs, often dramatically. Whether it’s bad drivers, dangerous weather conditions or wildlife, the dangers are always there.

    If you are driving along and suddenly an animal runs out in front of your vehicle, you are likely to apply the brakes sharply and you could experience injuries such as whiplash. There is a higher chance of encountering wildlife on the roads around woodland and in country lanes than in built-up areas, which is why it is important to be aware of this and take extra care. There may well be warning signs in place that deer are present in an area, so drive more slowly if that is the case.

    Initial actions

    If you have been injured in an accident, be sure to call the emergency services as soon as possible. Turn on your hazard lights if you have to stop in the road or if there is an obstruction, such as an injured animal. It is imperative that further accidents at the scene are avoided.

    At the scene of the accident, try to take clear photos of the animal and any other hazards that may be present, such as poor road lighting, obstructions or any warning signs (or absence of signs). These will all prove useful in putting together your claim at Accident Advice Helpline. If a medical report results this will also be needed, plus the details of any witnesses. The more information you provide the more likely you are to have a good case for compensation.

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    The team at Accident Advice Helpline are able to deal with a wide range of claims types. We regularly deal with road traffic accidents and are therefore, well equipped to give you the best possible chance of winning your case. We deal with all claims in a professional and efficient way, so you can expect an efficient service when you contact us. Operating on a no win, no fee* basis, there is very little financial risk to our clients, although some costs may still be possible, as with all claims services.

    At Accident Advice Helpline we provide a free 24-hour helpline for you to call us on for your added convenience. If you would like to get an idea of the amount of compensation that you could be entitled to then please use our 30-second compensation calculator, which you can find on our website. Call us today and see if you are eligible to make a claim if you were injured when your car hit a deer/badger.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.