InsuranceNavy: Higher Odds of Deer Related Crashes in 2012 in Illinois

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Insurance Navy Brokers says that the 2012 winter season in Illinois will witness higher rates of deer related auto crashes and higher auto claims resulting from animal related accidents. The Agency says that some commercial trucking policies may indeed exclude claims resulting from animal related accidents.

Deer Related Accidents

Deer Related Accidents

. For many truckers who substitute comprehensive coverage with Specified Causes of Loss, this can be problematic as there may be no coverage for animal related accidents under Specified Cause of Loss.

Standard auto insurance claims in Illinois declined last year by about 8.5%, at a time when auto accident involving animals increased by 7.7 percent, according to a report published earlier this month by the Telegraph of Alton, Illinois. Although there have been many things done to prevent deer related automobile accidents, the increase in the deer population raises the estimates of deer related auto accidents in Illinois to anywhere between 700,000 to 750,000 projected accidents.

The peak of the deer-related automobile accidents is between late October to end of November, during the winter reproduction season of deer. Eighteen percent of deer related accidents take place in November.

ÔÇťAnimal related auto accidents can cause tremendous bodily injuries and property damages, as well as fatalities in many cases. The average animal related auto claim costs over $3,300" said Fadi Snenneh, Account Manager at Insurance Navy, a provider of personal and commercial auto insurance quotes in Illinois. Most of the accidents involving deer occur between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00 PM when deer are most active and flock together in herds.

While paying attention to roads and animals on the highways may reduce the chances of animal related accidents and claims, "paying attention to the insurance coverage is very important, especially for commercial trucks that travel long distances in remote areas. Animal related accidents are covered under the auto insurance comprehensive coverage. For many truckers who substitute comprehensive coverage with Specified Causes of Loss, this can be problematic as there may be no coverage for animal related accidents under Specified Cause of Loss," Snenneh added. For a truck tractor, hitting a deer can cause massive loss to the front body and the engine of the truck, with potentially large claims.

ABOUT INSURANCE NAVY

InsuranceNavy Brokers Agency is a primary provider of personal and commercial insurance, with several branches in the Chicago area. The company specializes in personal auto insurance, trucking & commercial auto insurance in Illinois, and used car dealers insurance in Indiana and Illinois. The Agency represents a fleet of strong national and local insurance carriers.

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Name: FadiSnenneh
Company: Insurance Navy
Address: 2523 West Lake Street, Melrose Park, IL 60160
Phone: (708) 343-9600

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