College Students and Car Accidents

Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for young people, 15 to 20 years of age, and that the severity of traffic crashes and injuries increases with alcohol involvement. Whether you attend University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Jackson Community College, or any other Michigan College, the campus setting presents a dangerous mix of increased auto accident risk factors such as:

  • higher pedestrian volumes on the streets and sidewalks;

  • greater use of bicycles and skateboards;
  • high use of headphones with pedestrians and bicyclists;

  • greater use of text messaging while walking, biking and driving (distracted driving);

  • and the prevalence and availability of drugs and alcohol.

This dangerous mix of risk factors cause many college campus accidents. The risk is even greater for freshmen in a new and unfamiliar city. As a college student you may be of a younger age and experiencing your first car accident and need some legal advice. You need to turn toward the trusted legal counsel of Kline Legal Group. You will get personal and strategic advice that you will not receive from larger impersonal law firms. You will not have to deal with an attorney who you have never met at Kline Legal Group. The attorney you meet with will represent you in court. Furthermore, you have a much greater chance of recovering maximum compensation for your injuries if you obtain experienced legal representation. To speak with an Ann Arbor accident attorney experienced with college student clients, contact the Law Office of Kline Legal Group. We offer an initial consultation and charge on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay unless we receive a settlement.

If you are an out-of-state college student attending a college in Michigan, the no-fault car insurance system may seem very confusing at first. Different states have very different insurance requirements. If you're not careful, you could be left vulnerable while you're attending college in a new state because you do not understand your rights under Michigan's No-Fault law and how these laws coordinate with the laws and insurance from other states. It's crucial to fully understand your car insurance policy and what it covers for an automobile accident in Ann Arbor, Jackson, East Lansing, Ypsilanti, Kalamazoo, or Saginaw, Michigan. If you are still covered by your parents' auto insurance policy, then you will want to consult the experienced attorneys at Kline Legal Group to fully understand your rights and the obligations of the insurance company.