First time ever, but it was kind of a blessing.
A month or two ago I gave a telephone pole a little love tap. A backing up accident, turned sharp to my right and the pole was in my blind spot, cracked the front quarter panel on my vehicle. Kept putting off getting it fixed, didn't want to file with the insurance company, etc. Then fast forward 4-5 weeks, early morning, hit a deer. Right in the exact same spot. Busted up the headlight a bit, and pushed the panel back into the door so as I opened it, the crinkled the panel even more.
Now I get to have it all fixed, and pay a much smaller deductible than if I had to file a collision claim. So hitting the deer saved me 400 dollars.