(Oakville, Ontario, October 28, 2014) – Supporting victims of impaired driving and raising awareness of the dangers of impaired driving are the most important parts of MADD Canada’s work and we are very pleased to announce a new partner in that effort, the Personal Injury Alliance (PIA Law).

As our newest sponsor, PIA Law is dedicating $125,000 annually for the next five years to assist MADD Canada in its mission. As the new Title Sponsor of MADD Canada’s Strides for Change walk-a-thon, PIA Law will boost MADD Canada’s efforts to raise awareness of the problem of impaired driving, and to deliver our programs and services, such as support and resources for victims and survivors of impaired driving.

“We are very pleased to welcome the Personal Injury Alliance to our team,” said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie. “They are making a significant and long-term commitment that will have a remarkable impact on our work to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime.”

With an average of 4 Canadians killed and 175 injured in impaired driving crashes every day, the need to offer support and services to victims/survivors is crucial. With volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities across the country, MADD Canada offers: grief and bereavement support; support through the criminal justice system; assistance with victim impact statements; and help with understanding victims’ rights. MADD Canada also recently produced a new set of brochures for victims and survivors on a wide range of specialized topics, such as: Parents’ Grief; Child Sibling Grief; Grandparents’ Grief, Living with Brain Injury, Survivor’s Guilt and more. To see MADD Canada’s library of resources for victims and survivors, please visit madd.ca.

“PIA Law is proud to partner with MADD Canada. We have a shared belief that there is no excuse for impaired driving and are committed to working together to ensure that victims of impaired driving and their families have the best possible support during their time of grief and recovery,” said Alan Farrer, Managing Lawyer, PIA Law.

PIA Law was created to help innocent crash victims and their families find the right legal representation. The alliance is made up of three of Canada’s top personal injury law firms: McLeish Orlando, Oatley Vigmond and Thomson, Rogers. United by a commitment to delivering unparalleled legal representation, and an inherent belief that clients deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion, the firms recognized that by working together they could help make the overwhelming process of finding the right personal injury lawyer a little bit easier.

About MADD Canada

MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a national, charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. With volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities across Canada, MADD Canada aims to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and save lives and prevent injuries on our roads. For more information, visit www.madd.ca.

Personal Injury Alliance

Comprised of three of Canada’s top ranked personal injury law firms, PIA Law has one common goal: to provide unparalleled legal representation to accident victims and their families. Personal Injury Alliance law firms provide expert legal representation to clients in cities across Ontario. To learn more, visit www.pialaw.ca.

For more information:

Deb Kelly, MADD Canada Communications Manager at 1-800-665-6233, ext. 240 or dkelly@madd.ca.
Kira Thomson, PIA Law Communications at 647-234-9930 or kira.thomson@pialaw.ca.