Michigan Auto Law Attorneys Want to Stop Texting While Driving with $1,032 Giveaway

August 22, 2011

Watch a video on distracted driving at Facebook.com/MichiganAutoLaw and enter to win

Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) August 22, 2011

Michigan Auto Law is kicking off a three-week campaign sweepstakes today against the dangers of texting while driving “” and the winner will receive a $1,032 check.

To enter, visit Facebook.com/MichiganAutoLaw, “Like” the law firm, watch a short video on distracted driving and fill out a quick contact form.

People who text and drive are 23 times more likely to be in a car accident, according to a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, said Steven M. Gursten, head of Farmington Hills-based Michigan Auto Law, the state’s largest auto accident law firm

Why a $1,032 prize? According to the Insurance Institute of Michigan’s December 2010 data, the average auto insurance premium in Michigan is $1,032.02. The winner can use the money however he or she wishes, Gursten said, but he hopes winner will use it to buy the right kind of auto insurance.

“Part of this campaign also centers on our hope to inform drivers about just how many people are uninsured on our roads today. About 50 percent of Detroit drivers, for example, are driving without any auto insurance. And about 19 percent of all Michigan drivers have no auto insurance,” Gursten said, referencing published reports such as the Detroit Legal News and a news release by the Insurance Research Council.

Gursten frequently writes and lectures on distracted driving, and is available for comment.

“People are not properly protected. We’re hoping this campaign lets us spread awareness about just how dangerous texting while driving is, while also helping educate the public about the proper auto insurance they should be buying,” Gursten added. “We have drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, even surfing the Internet. Meanwhile, in some cities we have up to 50 percent of drivers riding with no insurance to protect them in case of a serious car accident. It’s the perfect storm.”

Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM), is a special, low-cost additional insurance coverage people can buy to protect themselves from drivers who don’t have insurance. “It’s a must-have. For the price of a movie and popcorn, this UM/UIM can protect you and your family if you’re in a car accident with a driver who doesn’t have auto insurance.”

The distracted driving campaign will run three weeks and the winner will be announced on September, 12, 2011. Official rules and details can be found on Michigan Auto Law’s Facebook page.

“I hope this campaign will make drivers ““ especially newer drivers ““ think twice before they text and drive. If we can prevent even one car accident, it’s worth it,” Gursten said. “I also want people participating in this great opportunity to win cash for auto insurance to make a sincere pledge to not text and drive.”

For more information on auto insurance, take a look at Gursten’s blogs on the top 4 auto insurance companies and tips for buying the best auto insurance.

About Michigan Auto Law: Michigan Auto Law is the largest auto law firm in Michigan, with 18 lawyers exclusively handling car accident lawsuits and No-Fault insurance litigation. The firm has offices in Farmington Hills, Sterling Heights, Detroit, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. The accident attorneys at Michigan Auto Law have received the top-reported verdict for a car accident or truck accident in 2008, 2009 and 2010, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly. For more information or to speak with an accident attorney, call (800) 777-0028.

About Steven M. Gursten: Steven M. Gursten is recognized as one of the nation’s top car accident attorneys handling serious auto negligence lawsuits and truck accident cases. Gursten is president of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, and is also involved in several local and national organizations for attorneys helping auto accident victims and people with traumatic brain injury.


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