The Law Offices of Carter Mario Injury Lawyers is pleased to announce the 2012 Arrive Alive Scholarship Program. Each applicant will be asked to prepare a presentation on the dangers of drunk driving, as well as distracted driving by teens using cell phones while behind the wheel. The presentations, which can be essays; videos; PowerPoint presentations; or informative brochures, will be judged by Connecticut’s Injury Lawyer, Carter Mario and his staff. The statewide firm will award $1,000 a piece to (10) ten high school seniors in the state of Connecticut attending a four-year college or university in the fall. Carter Mario Injury Lawyers and the law firm’s community relations arm, CarterCares, is dedicated to helping individuals, especially youth, in the state who have been affected by injury due to negligence. The firm is also concerned with the prevention of accidents and the safety of others before personal injury even occurs.

   “As we celebrate our 7th year of supporting academic excellence of Connecticut’s youth, our goal continues to remain the same: to help educate the young people of Connecticut in making smart decisions regarding safe driving practices,“ says firm President & CEO, Carter Mario. “If we can help to save one life, it is worth it. If we do nothing, auto accidents and tragedies resulting not only from teens texting on their cell phone while driving, but also underage drinking will continue to rise here in Connecticut. This scholarship program is our firm taking a stance on distracted driving and alcohol abuse by our state’s teens.”

  The Arrive Alive Scholarship program is a combination effort to assist students going onto college financially, but also to help make teens aware of the real dangers and perils of drunk driving and distracted driving. The focus of the Arrive Alive Scholarship presented by Carter Mario Injury Lawyers is the only scholarship program of its kind in Connecticut. Since the program’s inception in 2006, Carter Mario Injury Lawyers has awarded over $54,000.00 in scholarship money to 53 graduating high school seniors in Connecticut.

   Connecticut high school seniors interested in the scholarship can obtain the application by visiting and downloading a copy, or by visiting their school’s guidance department or guidance counselor. All entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 26th, 2012 to qualify for the scholarship.

  For more information about the Arrive Alive Scholarship Program, including scholarship rules and eligibility, please visit and click on the “Arrive Alive” logo. 

   About Carter Mario Injury Lawyers – Founded in 1989 as a general practice law firm, the offices of Carter Mario Injury Lawyers have been exclusively representing the rights of individuals injured by the negligent conduct of others since 1998. With offices in Milford, Hartford, New Britain, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and North Haven, Connecticut — the firm prides itself on obtaining a just, reasonable, and timely settlement for all clients.

   Through CarterCares – a program through which Carter Mario Injury Lawyers gives back to the communities it serves – the firm has taken on the challenge of doing its part to educate the public and raise awareness on the dangers of Distracted and Drunk Driving. CarterCares offers the “Arrive Alive” Scholarship and tours high schools, speaking with teens and parents across Connecticut. As a service to the community, the firm also offers the GetCarter! Mobile App, allowing all to access taxi rides home free-of-charge to combat Drunk Driving. For more on Carter Mario Injury Lawyers please visit