Deer accidents are not uncommon in Germany. In 2019/2020 alone, according to the wild animal accident statistics of the German Hunting Association, more than 230.000 furred deer killed in collisions with vehicles. But a crash can have devastating consequences not only for animals, but also for motorists. Around 2.500 people injured each year as a result of a wildlife accident. Who gets away only with a fender bender, has lucked out. In this article, you will learn how to behave properly in the event of a deer accident with deer damage, what costs are borne by the insurance and how, at best, you can avoid a collision with deer.
When is spoken of a game accident?
It is only then a game accident, if so-called hair game is involved. This includes deer, stags, wild boars, foxes, lynxes or even hares. Smaller wild animals such as hedgehogs, lizards or birds are not counted. The damage caused to the car is then called game damage and the animal that died as a result of the car accident is called fallen game.