Abrahamson & Uiterwyk: Giving Back

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. May 31, 2019

Over the years, Abrahamson & Uiterwyk has been proud and honored to represent thousands of injury victims. To show our appreciation for the trust the community has put in us, we began a scholarship program. Our hope is that this program will encourage students to pursue a quality education and achieve their dreams. As part of our scholarship program, we ask contestants to write an essay about safety. We receive hundreds of applicants who are interested in this program. Tristen Sharp and Melanie Mooney are two of the most recent recipients of the scholarship. 

Tristen Sharp

18-year old Tristen Sharp, a resident of Illinois, won our scholarship for her essay about distracted driving. Tristen was enrolled in a pre-law program and was pursuing a degree in political science at Illinois State University. Tristen hoped to attend law school in the future.

One of the things about Tristen that made her stand out from the rest of the applicants is that she had twice been the victim of a negligent driver. Tristen sustained traumatic brain injury twice in an 18-month period and followed a long road to recovery. In her essay (which can be read here) Tristen points out that all drivers have a duty to others on the road to remain focused on driving and not get distracted. In her essay, Tristen lays out a plan for combatting distracted driving. We are so proud of Tristen and wish her all the best.

Melanie Mooney

Melanie Mooney was a high school senior residing in Indiana. Melanie was a member of student government and planned to attend Purdue University when she was awarded our scholarship. Applicants for the scholarship Melanie won were asked to write a “Safety Contract” and an essay on distracted driving. Melanie’s essay stood out from the crowd. 

In her essay (which can be read here) Melanie points out the toll that distracted driving takes on our society. Melanie notes that there are different types of distractions that can impair one’s ability to safely drive and lays out a plan for learning to avoid distractions. Melanie’s essay was outstanding and helpful, and we know she has a bright future.

Contact Us

At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we are proud to help our scholarship winners, and if you were injured due to someone’s negligence, we’d be happy to help you as well. Contact us online or call us at 800-538-4878 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

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