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 among pedestrians and bicyclists
- Text messaging while walking, biking and driving (distracted driving)
- The prevalence and availability of drugs and alcohol
The risk is even greater for freshmen in a new and unfamiliar city.
Personal, Strategic Advice For College Campus Accident Victims
College students experiencing their first car accident may need some legal advice. 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. It’s crucial to fully understand your car insurance policy and how it applies under Michigan’s No-Fault law.
You need the trusted legal counsel of Kline Legal Group, P.L.C. We offer personal and strategic advice that you don’t get from larger impersonal law firms. When you meet with an attorney at Kline Legal Group, P.L.C., it is the attorney who will represent you in court. We explain everything to you and we don’t hand you off from one attorney to another.
Contact The Attorneys Experienced In Helping College Students
Whether or not you are covered by your parents’ auto insurance policy, you will want to consult the experienced attorneys at Kline Legal Group. We will fully explain your rights and the obligations of the insurance company. To speak with an Ann Arbor accident attorney experienced with college student clients, call Kline Legal Group, P.L.C. at 734-249-6100 or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation and charge on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay unless we receive a settlement.