At Terrazas Henkel, P.C., in Montana, we know the serious injuries you can receive in an auto accident. We also know that not all accidents represent cars colliding with each other. Sometimes you collide with one of our state’s most recognized large animals: a moose.
Unfortunately for drivers, this time of year is exactly when female moose and their offspring tend to roam a lot, especially at dusk and dawn. Your best strategy when driving, particularly at these times of day, is to slow down and maintain constant vigilance for moose. If you see one, assume more are nearby.
As counterintuitive as it may sound, Insurance Hotline strongly recommends that you resist the urge to swerve if a moose dashes across the road in front of you. Swerving, especially violently, could result in a loss of control over your vehicle. You could crash into a guardrail, tree or, worse yet, into an oncoming vehicle. Rather than swerving, attempt to quickly slow down so as to avoid hitting the moose.
After the collision
If, despite your best efforts, you hit the moose, do the following:
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