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“Texts=Wrecks” includes visual distractions

By John Singleton on May 19, 2018

How you can avoid them

Manual, cognitive, and visual: those are the three types of distracted driving. We’ve talked about cognitive distractions, as part of our “Texts=Wrecks” campaign in Virginia. We’ve talked about manual distractions. Today, let’s find out how to avoid visual distractions.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

It’s prom and graduation season

By Ken Gibson on May 4, 2018

How can you keep your teens safer on the road?

Prom and graduation season is here. Although I’ve personally been spared having my daughter go on a date yet (she’s still in elementary school!), teens throughout Virginia are are eagerly diving into these rites of passage.

But what many soon-to-be graduates don’t realize is that, along with the privileges and freedoms of being an adult come some grave responsibilities—especially when it comes to getting behind the wheel. And statistically, they’re entering dangerous waters.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Law partners Gibson, Singleton oppose each other in drunk driving “mock sentencing trial” for Middlesex teen

By Beth Gibson on April 23, 2018

Just in time for senior prom, GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys Ken Gibson and John Singleton staged a mock “driving under the influence” (DUI) sentencing trial for Middlesex High School students on April 20. The trial demonstrated what can happen when teens drink alcohol and drive.

Attorneys Gibson and Singleton worked with Middlesex County School Resource Officer and event organizer Chris Gatling to organize this memorable event. Gibson played the role of prosecutor while Singleton played the role of defense attorney, pretending to oppose each other in the courtroom. Middlesex County Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Hurd acted as judge.

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Posted in: Community Outreach

On the trail of “the McKinsey documents”

By John Singleton on April 23, 2018

What big insurance companies’ strategies mean to you and your family

“You’re in good hands with Allstate.”
“Nationwide is on your side.”
“Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.”

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Posted in: Insurance

Our “Texts=Wrecks” campaign continues

By Beth Gibson on April 4, 2018

Helping Virginia teens and adults make a difference

Ken Gibson and John Singleton once answered a call to serve our country in the Marine Corps. Next, they went to law school and became attorneys in answer to a different call to serve others. Today, they are serving their community by speaking to local high school students in Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex about safe driving.

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Posted in: Community Outreach

Fight distracted driving AND win money for college!

By Ken Gibson on April 2, 2018

How we can all help youth and adults be safer

America’s young people live in a dangerous world. You just have to check today’s news to confirm that. Opioid addiction, gun violence and school shootings, suicide, bullying—the list goes on. But let’s look at the numbers to find out what the biggest threat to our young people really is.

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Posted in: Community Outreach

“Texts=Wrecks” includes manual distractions

By John Singleton on March 31, 2018

How can you avoid manual distractions and stay safer?

Americans are busy, and we seem to be getting busier. Ironically, the technology revolution of the last 25 years adds to what we do each day, instead of making our lives easier. When I started practicing law, the fast form of written communication was a fax machine, which stayed at the office. Now I get voicemails emailed to me at 2 a.m., texts and emails anytime, and I can talk to clients from almost anywhere.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

“Texts=Wrecks” includes cognitive distractions

By Ken Gibson on March 26, 2018

How can you avoid cognitive distractions and stay safer?

We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys aren’t alone in sharing the message of “Texts=Wrecks.” Former chief claims officer for Liberty Mutual Insurance Ted Gramer recently said that distracted driving is an epidemic in the United States.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

GibsonSingleton seeks to reduce distracted driving with “Texts=Wrecks” campaign

By Beth Gibson on March 19, 2018

GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys has launched a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers in this area.

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John Singleton: “I’ve been there, just like other accident victims”

By Beth Gibson on February 26, 2018

The story below is also shared in the book, 7 Costly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Virginia Auto Accident Case, by attorneys Ken Gibson and John Singleton. The attorneys wrote this book so that their Virginia neighbors don’t have to go through the same horrible experiences they did after their accidents.

We recently sat down with John and asked him to share his story again with us.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

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Community service

Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.

  • Safety Education
    GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
  • Annual Coat Drive
    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
  • Hands-on Service
    John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
  • Supporting Local Schools
    The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.