The folks at Christensen Law, a Southfield-based personal injury law firm specializing in helping victims of automobile and truck accidents, not only got into the spirit of helping during the COVID-19 crisis, but they sparked competitive involvement from another firm that resulted in frontline workers at local hospitals having food to eat.
As part of its effort against COVID-19, Christensen Law provided lunches to frontline workers at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak.
Christensen, which represents people who have been harmed in car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, boat and pedestrian accidents, took on a pair of initiatives as the coronavirus spread.
First, Christensen donated 300 lunches from local Michigan food providers to frontline workers at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak. Founder Dave Christensen followed that effort by challenging another firm, Sam Ball and her team at Disability Attorneys of Michigan, to follow the example.
Ball’s firm responded by donating meals to St. John Macomb Hospital and the Warren Police Department, and then challenged Joe Suhre at Suhre & Associations to take up the challenge.
Meanwhile, Christensen managing partner Sarah Stempky-Kime, a parent of three young children, spent hours researching and putting together a guide of resources for Michigan families, including educational activities for children, health and wellness resources, dining options, government assistance and much more.
Christensen then provided this useful guide on its website and through its social media sites to families across the state.
The big challenge for Christensen and its 17-member staff has been doing most of it virtually.
“Our team has strong personal relationships with our clients, so we miss the face to face interaction with them,” founder David Christensen said.
“We also have continued to let people know that if they have a potential personal injury case, they can reach out to us with their questions.
“Since our founding, we have actively supported many causes through organizations that serve the disabled, student athletes and more,” Christensen added. “We are the originator of the Safe Ride Home program, which has provided reimbursements for rideshares or taxis to hundreds of Metro Detroit drivers on some of the biggest bar nights of the year.