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This evening I hit a deer on the way home from work.  The damage looks to be pretty bad...the front is all crunched in.  I still was able to drive it home though.  Have anyone ever hit a deer and had your car fixed and did it give your problems after that?  My car is a 2001 Honda Accord with 115-117K miles on it...I was really hoping to keep it a little longer then buy a car.  So I don’t even know whether to fix it or just go ahead and buy another used car???




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 28, 2010
    • My stepdaughter hit a deer last year and the insurance company totaled her car. It was a toyota, only a few years old. The damage came to more than the replacement value.

      I’m sorry this happened - were you ok?




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      Diane17 wrote Sep 28, 2010
    • Yes, Cindy, thank God I was okay.  I know I could have been seriously injured or killed.  I don’t have comprehensive on my vehicle so I would have to pay out of my own pocket.

      I hope your stepdaughter was okay as well.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 28, 2010
    • She was shaken and her 5 year old daughter was in the car but thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.




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      Lazylola wrote Sep 28, 2010
    • Glad you are okay, sorry about your car, I’d get another one.




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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 28, 2010
    • The only thing to do is take it to a good shop and have it looked at.  If the repairs are too expensive, you’d be better to just get something different.  If the radiator is ok and the frame isn’t bent, then you can probably just have a little body work done and be ok for awhile yet.

      My daughter bought herself a fairly new Grand Am when six or seven years ago.  She hit a deer on her way to work.  She hadn’t even made the first payment yet and the insurance company totalled teh car.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • OH yes, a deer hit me.... I was stopped and he/she managed to avoid the left side traffic and hit my left, rolled over my hood and took off.  

      It would be under comprehensive coverage of your insurance rather than collision.  So check your deductible, get an estimate and if estimate is way far off than your deductible, file an auto claim if you have full coverage.

      If not full coverage, get several estimates and check online to see your blue book value and make a decision from there.




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      Anonymous wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • Im glad you are ok thats most important- what happened to the deer- I have not been in this situation-could he be saved?




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • Most times the car is a loss raised in montana it happened twice to my dad once to me and kid you not four times to my aunt(years ago) all times cars were totaled and my aunt was even fined twice. Now you get fined for hitting a doe even when they jump out. In montana. Im glad your ok it can be very nerve racking.heart




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      Cathie Beck wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • Diane, I’m glad you‘re Ok! I’d go with whichever cost less, as long as the car isn’t totaled.  

      Cathie




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • Sorry this happened to you. I would wait before deciding what to do with your car until after you speak with your insurance company and they inspect the damage. I had a 10 point buck run out in front of me. There it was for a split second right in front of me until I ran it over.frown So did the car behind me. I had no way to stop. I had a fairly new Blazer and pretty much the whole front end of mine was gone and scattered all over the road. I had it fixed but it was never the same. I kept it for a little while then traded it in.




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      Kathryn O'Hara wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • Oh Diane, I am so sorry and I am glad you are ok!  It is a scary thing to have those animals just jump in front of you, isn’t it?  I too have hit a deer and my husband has hit like 4 of them.  My daughter has hit 2 of them.  It’s almost a fact of life if you life in a deer heavy area.

      Hopefully the deer died, so it won’t suffer.  

      And funny thing, my fed-ex driver showed up yesterday and he had just hit a deer...he was bummed.




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      Mzd3 wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • My hubby hit 2 a couple years ago and my daughter hit one last fall. All 3 cars were fixed and had no problems after, but a 3 cars had full coverage insurance also.




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      Linni wrote Sep 30, 2010
    • gosh, i have not ever hit a deer, however, i think i would look into a different car... heart




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      Anonymous wrote Sep 30, 2010
    • So sad that Deers run out onto the road and don’t think about cars comingfrown Hope the deer didn’t suffer. I am glad to know your ok and that no serious injuries to you. Good luck with your car.




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