As an Ontario resident, chances are that you have seen a deer (or other large animal) crossing on or near the highway on which you are travelling. You may even be one of the 10,000+ drivers who have been in an accident when one of these wild animals entered onto the roadway. While most animal strikes on Ontario roads result in property damage only, some collisions result in serious injury to drivers and their passengers.
Obviously, no one can sue a deer or a moose for causing an accident. However, a driver injured by a moose or deer can still access statutory accident benefits from his or her own auto insurance policy. Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule provides anyone who has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision with medical and rehabilitation benefits, attendant care benefits, income replacement benefits and non-earner benefits.
If you have been injured after a collision with a deer, a moose, or any other large wild animal, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to assist you with your claim.