Buckfire & Buckfire, a Michigan personal injury law firm, is pleased to announce that it is the Northern regional sponsor of the 2010-11 American Lawyer Academy (ALA) Viral Video Scholarship Contest. The scholarship program is dedicated to the thousands of accident victims who are injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions each year in the United States and hopes to save lives with a positive viral message. High school and college students nationwide are encouraged to submit their videos promoting safe driving.
"We see outcomes of car accidents every day, handling cases for injury victims or ones who have lost a loved one in an accident. The injuries suffered in those car accidents are often serious and even catastrophic. At our firm we understand that distracted driving is a growing problem and want others to see the dangers of distracted driving," said Attorney Larry Buckfire of Buckfire & Buckfire.
There were a total of 316,057 accidents in the year 2008 in Michigan. Of those traffic crashes, 74,568 people were injured and 980 people were killed, In fact, nearly 80% of auto accidents and 65% of near-auto accidents involve some form of driver inattention according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"Our goal with the Viral Video Scholarship program is to not only send out a message to young people but adults as well on the dangers of distracted driving. We can only hope by others watching these videos a positive message will be portrayed and more people will understand that distracted driving can cause a serious car accident, yet could have been easily prevented," said Mr. Buckfire.
The American Lawyer Academy Viral Video Scholarship Contest offers $25,000 in scholarships toward college tuition at a recognized academic institution. Students that want to use their talent and creativity to help spread a positive message that captures the imagination of the YouTube generation can visit http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/viral-video-scholarship-contest-northern-region-buckfire-buckfire.cfm to get video submission details and contest rules.
Buckfire & Buckfire
Our Michigan car accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire represent clients in car accident cases involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians throughout the State of Michigan. This includes both personal injuries against a negligent driver and for Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits against automobile insurance company responsible for paying medical bills, lost wages, and other benefits. Our firm is dedicated to protecting the interests of our clients and handling cases with personal attention, professionalism, and compassion. We have successfully represented injury and accident victims for over forty years.
ALA and Regional Sponsors
The mission of American Lawyer Academy (ALA) is to promote legal excellence by providing members of the public with in depth articles on current and important legal issues that affect the legal rights of everyday citizens. American Lawyer Academy, the Viral Video Scholarship ContestTM was created as a community service project to help educate the public on safe driving practices by awarding a scholarship to the film student or video production enthusiast who creates the best public announcement viral video. www.americanlawyeracademy.com