They raised awareness, participated in events, and used their influence to prevent drinkers from taking the wheel. Every event MADD puts on can save lives.
This year’s Walk Like MADD in Carlsbad took place on Saturday, November 7th, at the Westfield Carlsbad. The timing was bittersweet, as it followed the fatal crash that killed two family members near Scripps Ranch, as reported by Fox 5. The alleged drunk driver faces up to 21 years of prison time.
Southern California personal injury and auto accident attorney Michael Ehline took part in this year’s march. We raised awareness of the immense suffering such reckless behavior can bring. The Carlsbad event featured an opening ceremony that released doves in remembrance of accident victims and survivors.
There was also a 5k walk which helped raise awareness of the effects of such accidents. Chick-fil-a generously donated food, and a fundraiser followed the walk to help the organization function. There was probably one of the most moving tribute exhibits as well. It was there honoring victims of DUI accidents.
“It was a great honor to take part,” Ehline said, “I hope that this will lead to a day when there is no drunk driving. I can always find a new line of work”
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Unfortunately, for Ehline, the walk was a personal one. Of particular interest, Ehline is a physically challenged former Marine. Thus he has seen the results of young Marines drinking under the influence personally.
Working with dozens of clients injured by drinking and driving is never easy. Finally, Michael sometimes works with families of fallen victims. These are people killed due to such a crash. So he has seen the turmoil and emotional trauma repeatedly.
“We all have a role to play, and it can start here,” he said, tying up his shoes for the walk.
Additionally, the crowd was electric and helped lead the fight against drinking and driving. That’s something Michael Ehline won’t soon forget. We are sure you will want to join us next year.
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Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.
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