Virginia Personal Injury Blog
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.
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.
Law partners Gibson, Singleton oppose each other in drunk driving “mock sentencing trial” for Middlesex teen
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.