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How can your child receive money from a personal injury claim?

By Ken Gibson on November 15, 2020

Watching your child deal with a traumatic injury can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. You may be worried about whether he will fully recover, if he will always struggle to do simple tasks, and how you will pay for his medical bills. If the injury was caused by another person’s negligence, such as failing to pay attention to the road or take proper precautions, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover the costs of your child’s injuries and trauma. However, parents in Virginia should understand that the claim process is different for minors.

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How do I keep my preschooler safe in a front-facing car seat?

By Beth Gibson on November 1, 2020

Last month, we at GibsonSingleton wrote about how to use a rear-facing car seat for infants and toddlers. But what about when your child outgrows that and starts preschool?

By as early as two-years-old, your child may be ready to switch to a front-facing seat. Using one can be confusing though. That’s why we have another guide – to help make sure your child fits snuggly into his seat and is safe wherever you go.

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Posted in: Child Safety

Scrap it or repair it: what to do after a motorcycle crash?

By Ken Gibson on October 29, 2020

Although most motorcycle accidents cause serious injuries and trauma, many riders can’t wait to get back on the road again. They may send their bike to a repair shop or decide to scrap it and start over. But often, they will quickly agree to a payment for property damage and injury from the insurance provider.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Common dog bite defenses and how to bite back

By John Singleton on October 15, 2020

After a dog bite or attack, the last thing you want to do is fight with an insurance company. You may be in a lot of pain, worrying about rabies, dealing with an injury, or just trying to keep your mind off the traumatic memory.

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“Virginia Lawyers Weekly” highlights GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys’ community outreach this week

By Beth Gibson on October 8, 2020

“Virginia Lawyers Weekly,” the Commonwealth’s go-to legal publication, featured GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys this week, focusing on our community outreach. Their article highlighted our “Car Seats for Kids” campaign and contest, described our “Texts=Wrecks” spring campaign, and showcased our other educational outreach efforts that we perform in our local communities.

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Posted in: Community Outreach

How can I make sure my baby is safe in the car?

By Beth Gibson on October 1, 2020

Bringing home your first baby from the hospital can be scary. What parent hasn’t felt unprepared to care for a precious new life?

Along the way, choosing and installing your baby’s first car seat can also feel daunting. All the options available are overwhelming, and figuring out how to install and use one properly can seem like a job for a rocket scientist.

As parents ourselves, we at GibsonSingleton remember those “new baby” days well. So, we want to help parents and caregivers out by sharing some useful tips about keeping your infant safe in the car.

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Posted in: Child Safety

Enter to win our “Car Seats for Kids” giveaway and learn more about keeping kids safe on the road

By Beth Gibson on September 16, 2020

We are pleased to announce our fall “Car Seats for Kids” giveaway campaign to help keep more children safe in Virginia. In lieu of our annual coat drive, we are offering this “touchless” contest and informational campaign to support the safety of local families.

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Posted in: Child Safety

Is your dream car the best option for you?

By Ken Gibson on September 15, 2020

Have you ever debated between buying the car of your dreams and getting the most affordable option instead? Have you given up your goal of off-roading adventures in a jeep and bought a pickup for work?   Or did you choose the SUV to keep up with your growing family, instead of the Mustang you really wanted?

Well, beyond the obvious pros and cons of these choices, each of these vehicles also brings its own safety risks and rewards if you are ever in an accident. But how do know what those safety risks are so that you can make an even more informed decision?

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Can a car wreck affect my hearing?

By John Singleton on September 1, 2020

Hearing loss is an often-ignored injury that can occur in a car accident. That’s why it’s important to know that even minor damage to your hearing can develop into a lasting medical condition. For example, what may start as ringing in the ear can lead to vertigo and even deafness if not properly treated.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

How to understand emergency room intake forms and know what to sign

By Ken Gibson on August 18, 2020

We all know that a hospital visit requires a ton of paperwork, and this can be annoying if you were just in an auto accident. You may feel frustrated and confused as you try to fill out all the forms correctly, especially because you just want proper treatment. But improperly filling out forms or not knowing what you are signing can negatively affect your wallet later. That’s why it’s important to know what these forms are before you have to visit the emergency room (ER) and which one to avoid signing.

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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.