Local law firm and Jessica Campaign Launch Free Helmet Program
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ST. JOHN’S, NL (June 13, 2013) – Local law firm Ches Crosbie Barristers and The Jessica Campaign are partnering to provide 500 free bicycle helmets to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador in support of brain injury awareness and prevention. Residents of the province who wish to receive a free helmet must submit their information online at www.chescrosbie.com/reports. The program takes place in June in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.
This is the second annual Free Helmet Program organized by Ches Crosbie Barristers and The Jessica Campaign. Last year, lawyer Ches Crosbie received a national award from The Brain Injury Association of Canada for his involvement in the program. The law firm also gave away 6 bicycles with helmets to deserving children across the province.
“As a personal injury lawyer who sees the impact of acquired brain injury from road accidents, I’m pleased that I can play a part in brain injury awareness and prevention through the Free Helmet Program,” says lawyer Ches Crosbie.
Jeannette Holman-Price is the founder of The Jessica Campaign and President of the Brain Injury Association of Canada. “We applaud Ches Crosbie Barristers for taking the initiative to organize the Free Helmet Program. With the help of Ches Crosbie Barristers, The Jessica Campaign hopes to reduce the incidents of brain injury in Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Ms. Holman-Price. She is known by many as “the helmet lady” for her work promoting helmet use across the country.
There have already been orders for free bicycle helmets from all over the province. The program will continue until supplies last.
Ches Crosbie Barristers is an accident, malpractice, and class action law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The law firm sponsors road safety initiatives including the Free Helmet Program and the Coalition Advocating for Road Safety.
The Jessica Campaign was created in loving memory of Jessica Holman-Price who was killed in a tragic truck accident. The campaign achieved accountability for Jessica’s death by trumping the Quebec no-fault insurance system in court and changing an article in Quebec’s automobile insurance act. The campaign also successfully lobbied governments including the Newfoundland and Labrador Government to implement side guard use on heavy equipment vehicles. The Jessica Campaign is involved in other road safety initiatives with the aim to reducing fatalities and injuries on roads.
Source: Ches Crosbie Barristers