distracted driving awareness scholarshipDistracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents. Texting or using a smart phone has been cited in a number of accidents, but other activities such as eating, talking with passengers, applying makeup, shaving, or changing the radio station can cause someone to lose focus and take their hands off the steering wheel or their eyes off the road.

Christensen Law has seen firsthand the devastating effects that distracted driving accidents can cause. We have represented clients who have suffered severe injuries that could have easily been avoided had someone not looked down to pick up a French fry or sent that last text. It is our hope that by offering this $2,500 scholarship, we can help raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.

Who is Eligible?
The $2,500 scholarship contest is open to anyone in the United States who is pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. Proof of enrollment is required. The scholarship is open to every major or degree. College is expensive. Books, tuition, living expenses – it all adds up. A check for the full amount will be made payable to the recipient’s college or university and the student will be expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.

We are looking for applications of approximately 1,800-2,000 words.
Essays should be emailed to: scholarship@davidchristensenlaw.com or mailed and include a completed 2017 Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship Application Form:

Christensen Law
Attn: Distracted Driving Scholarship
25925 Telegraph Road, Suite 200
Southfield MI 48033

  • Applicants must provide proof of identity and school enrollment.
  • Application must be postmarked by July 15, 2017. (No exceptions!) A decision will be rendered and a winner will be notified by August 15, 2017.

What to Write
We want to know how distracted driving has impacted your life. Feel free to be creative, but all submissions must be original! Here are some potential ideas:

  • A personal story about you or someone you know who has been involved in a distracted driving accident and how it affected your life.
  • A distracted driving campaign that you’ve been involved in and what impact the campaign made on the community or audience it was aimed at.
  • An article about why you shouldn’t text and drive that will be of interest specifically to younger drivers.
  • A story (fiction or non-fiction) about distracted driving.

You may also visit our blog for more information regarding distracted driving cases and auto accidents.

Please do not call or email us or submit anything through our website. We will only accept submissions that have been emailed or mailed with the 2017 Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship Application Form. Once we have received your application, we will send you an email confirming receipt.

Winning Applications
One (1) essay will be chosen based upon quality and content. The winning entry will be published on our blog and promoted throughout our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn).  By submitting your entry, you are giving up all rights to the piece and granting us permission to reprint and publish the piece at our discretion. We will also request a photograph of the winner to use on our social media channels when we announce the winner.

We can’t wait to read your entries!

2016 Christensen Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship Winner: Joshua Hardin

Josh Hardin is an advocate for victims of sJosh Hardin, Winner of Christensen Law 2016 Distracted Driving Scholarshipex trafficking in his home state of Arkansas.  He has served as president of H.U.manity (Harding University’s anti-human trafficking club) and assists Partners Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH) in the reintegration of victims back into society as well as the training of new volunteers.  Josh graduated from Harding University in 2015 with degrees in psychology and criminal justice and will attend Bowen School of Law in the fall of 2016.  Josh currently lives in Searcy, Arkansas.



Everyone at Christensen Law was extremely friendly and very easy to work with. Whenever I had a question, they took the time to talk with me and explained everything thoroughly. They were also very quick to return phone calls. I would definitely recommend Christensen Law to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.

I suffered Traumatic Brain Injury when struck by a vehicle while walking. My recovery was a long uphill battle; I had little energy to expend on daily routines and even LESS on caring for my home and life. I wondered how I could continue into the future with the difficulties I faced.

I handed the baton off to David and Sarah of Christensen Law. They resolved the unique challenges of my case while buffering me from the opposing side’s onslaught. The case concluded successfully and to my satisfaction with minimal effort on my part.

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Overall a professional, great team. Everyone knew me and my case. When I left a message, I got a quick reply. Sarah made me feel comfortable going into a courtroom, where I never had been before. Both David and Sarah are very knowledgeable with legal issues. I trusted everyone and am a satisfied client.

V. Watkins

I never knew attorneys could be so accessible and kind. They fought for me all the way to the end. They had to take my case to trial and they won me a great settlement. Now I have a secure future.


HH, Davison

I was treated very nicely and professionally with a lot of consideration and compassion for my disabilities suffered in a horrible car accident. Mr. Christensen and Sarah Stempky made sure I understood what was happening with my case and that everything was pulled together.

LG, Stockbridge

As an accident victim I had to have my leg amputated and I was in bad shape overall. David Christensen was a light in that experience. I ended up with an entire home modification to accommodate my disabilities. It was a very stubborn insurance company but David wouldn’t take no for an answer.

CB, Milford

If I had questions or worries Dave would address them with me because he knows what he is doing. I think the world of him. I felt he went above and beyond to turn a really bad situation around. I have hope now where before I felt powerless and miniscule and that these big insurance companies were just going to railroad me.

DT, Jackson

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