Charlotte, North Carolina Personal Injury Law Firm Fights Underage Drinking and Driving with 10th Annual “Arrive Alive! Don’t Drink and Drive” Community Outreach Program at Area High Schools

April 27, 2012, by Michael A. DeMayo

For the 10th year in a row, the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, LLP is proud to bring its “Arrive Alive! Don’t Drink and Drive” program to local high schools as part of its ongoing efforts to educate minors about the dangers of teen drinking and driving. Charlotte, North Carolina Personal Injury Attorney Michael A. DeMayo will be kicking off this year’s community outreach at West Iredell High School in Statesville at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 30. Later that day, he will speak at 2 p.m. at North Iredell High School in Olin. Other presentations will take place throughout the week. Please visit our web site to view our full schedule and a list of the schools where we will be presenting.

During the free, hour-long presentation, Mr. DeMayo will show photos of drunk driving crash scenes and share stories about teenagers that died or sustained catastrophic injuries because someone was driving drunk. Joining him this year as a guest speaker will be Karl Kakadelis, a 27-year-old who knows first hand about the devastating consequences that can happen from driving while under the influence.

Kakadelis was 19 when, after drinking a number of beers at his graduation party, he and his best friend got into his jeep to pick up another friend who was about a mile away. Kakadelis, who drove his vehicle off the road, overcorrected it, causing the jeep to flip. His best friend, who was ejected from the vehicle, died from his catastrophic injuries. Kakadelis will talk about what happened that night and how his life changed forever.

Our Charlotte, North Carolina car accident law firm is committed to helping teenagers become fully aware of the devastating consequences that can happen from driving drunk. We want them to realize that one bad decision can destroy lives.

Auto accidents continue to be the leading cause of teen deaths and drunk driving is one of the main reasons for these fatalities. Getting more teenagers to stop driving while under the influence inevitably saves lives.

In addition to our “Arrive Alive” program, every year we award 15 high school seniors scholarships of $2,500 each as part of our annual Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Program. Recipients are selected from North Carolina and South Carolina applicants on the basis of their involvement with the community, SAT scores, grades, and original presentations created using their medium of choice  (essay, web site, PowerPoint, video, or brochure). The presentations are created to educate their fellow teens about why drinking and driving make a dangerous combination.

The Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo represents North Carolina personal injury clients in the areas of injury, nursing home abuse and neglect, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and social security disability. We have law offices located in Charlotte, Monroe, Lumberton, and Hickory.

You can find out more about our “Arrive Alive” program by visiting the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo on the Internet or watch our TV commercial on YouTube.

Please  LIKE us on Facebook. Also, coming soon:  the “Arrive Alive” app that you will be able to download onto your iPhone or iPad.

DeMayo Law Offices to Present Tenth Annual “Arrive Alive” Program to Local High Schools, PRWeb, April 26. 2012

Teen Drivers, NHTSA




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