Who would be better than young people to use the latest video and Internet technology to create and spread car safety messages?
Newport Beach, CA (Vocus) September 15, 2010
BISNAR | CHASE (BestAttorney.com), a Newport Beach personal injury law firm, is pleased to announce that it is the western 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.
According to California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 241,873 people were injured and 3,401 people were killed in car accidents in 2008, the last year reported. Young people aged 15-24 suffered 801 car accident deaths, the most of any age group.
"Who would be better than young people to use the latest video and Internet technology to create and spread car safety messages?" exclaimed Bisnar, the founder of BISNAR | CHASE and originator of the viral video scholarship idea. "Young people invented the term 'viral video' over the past decade. They know how to use it. Their imagination and technical abilities will create videos that will help lower the number and severity of traffic collisions, which is our goal."
The American Lawyer Academy Viral Video Scholarship Contest offers $25,000 in scholarships toward college tuition at recognized academic institutions. Students who 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.bestattorney.com/viral-video-scholarship-contest-western-region.html for video submission details and contest rules.
About BISNAR | CHASE
The Newport Beach BISNAR | CHASE Personal Injury Attorneys represent people who have been very seriously injured or lost a family member due to an accident, defective product or negligence throughout California. The law firm has won a wide variety of challenging personal injury and defective product cases, involving car accidents, on-the-job accidents, dog attacks and defective products. For more information, visit The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury Claim.
About ALA and Regional Sponsors
The mission of the 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. The American Lawyer Academy Viral Video Scholarship Contest™ 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.