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North Carolina drivers at risk of car accidents involving deer

Fall in North Carolina is a time of year when drivers face a higher-than-usual risk of colliding with deer. The chances of striking a deer with your car in North Carolina are 1 in 139, according to a study released by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. on Oct. 3. The odds of getting into a car accident with a deer are higher in North Carolina than in most other states (North Carolina is ranked 16 out of the 50 states).

As personal injury lawyers in North Carolina, we have seen the devastating impact of serious car accidents. North DeerCross_07312014Carolina auto accidents can happen in an instant. If you or a loved one was injured, or a loved one sustained fatal injuries, contact an experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Tell them you mean business.

The top five counties in North Carolina for animal-related collisions in 2010 were Wake (1,051), Pitt (713), Duplin (646), Guilford (635) and Randolph (534), according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. To avoid collisions with deer or other wildlife this fall, please consider the following safety tips provided by the NCDOT:

  • Slow down if you see a deer-crossing sign or if you are moving through heavily wooded areas, especially during late afternoon or evening.
  • Use your high beams, when possible, and watch out for eyes reflecting in the headlights.
  • Be aware that deer travel in groups. If you see one crossing the road, more deer may be somewhere up the road.
  • If you see a car, do not swerve. This may cause the car to rollover or may send you into the path of another car, leading to a more serious car crash.
  • Sound your horn if you see a deer near or on the road.
  • Keep a safe distance between your car and other vehicles. If the car ahead of you hits a deer, you may also become involved in the accident.


Accidents can happen fast, but the consequences can last for months, years or even a lifetime. If you sustained a car accident injury, don't hesitate to talk with a caring and tough-minded attorney. Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin to see how we may be able to help.

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Asheville Law Office

300 Ridgefield Court Suite 309
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828-552-8215
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Charlotte Law Office

301 S McDowell St, Suite 900
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-599-1078
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

2915 Raeford Road, Suite 204
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-488-0611
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

1308 Wayne Memorial Drive, Suite B
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: 919-731-2581
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
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Greenville Law Office

702 Cromwell Dr. Suite G
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Morganton Law Office

216 N. Sterling Street, Suite B
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-219-3080
Toll Free: 1-844-520-2894

New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Raleigh Law Office

4325 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Rocky Mount Law Office

144 Woodridge Court
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078