Virginia Personal Injury Blog
It’s a fact that distracted driving is a bad idea. In our law firm’s home of Gloucester County, Virginia, we’ve seen almost 20 crashes involving “distraction” in 2018 alone. With a small population of fewer than 40,000 people in the county, that’s too many wrecks!
We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys aren’t too discouraged, though. Why? Because we received more than 400 applications from students across the United States for our Texts=Wrecks scholarship! We asked: what can you do to combat distracted driving in your life, and how are you going to take what you’ve learned so far in life to make important decisions, now that you’re “in the driver’s seat” as adults?
America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, and Virginia is no exception. The Old Dominion had 803 deaths from fentanyl and heroin overdoses, and 465 fatalities from prescription opioid overdoses in 2016 alone. These figures seem to suggest that heroin and fentanyl addiction is more widespread than prescription opioid addiction, but looks can be deceiving.
Conversation with Ken Gibson
Q: Ken, which big cities have you lived and worked in?
A: I have lived and worked in Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Virginia; and Norfolk, Virginia. I also spent long periods living and working in Los Angeles, California; and San Juan, Puerto Rico; when I was trying cases as a federal prosecutor.
Many people think of Memorial Day as another long weekend filled with barbecues, picnics, or maybe a road trip. I also love seeing all the American flags flying in our neighborhood and community.
On Memorial Day, we’re really honoring the men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of all Americans and millions of others around the world.
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.
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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.