Virginia Personal Injury Blog
After an accident, most victims worry about the looming medical bills they will have to pay. Most people live paycheck to paycheck, so having to take time off from work severely limits their ability to cover their medical expenses. Often, accident victims will delay treatment—either refusing a trip to the emergency room (ER) or waiting to see their primary care physician—because they do not want to deal with the financial stress they believe will follow.
Seeking medical attention is one of the most important steps you can take after a car accident, even if you don’t think you have a serious injury. Your adrenaline can spike during trauma, and the shock can mask a major injury. If in doubt, visit a nearby emergency room immediately, or at minimum, get checked out by a doctor within 24 hours.
We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys spent many weeks reviewing the almost 1,000 applications we received for our 2020 “Texts=Wrecks” Scholarship. It wasn’t easy to choose five finalists and then the winner of our $1,000 scholarship. But after reading and re-reading some amazing essays, we have reached a consensus.
Quick delivery is a mainstay of our culture now, whether it’s from Amazon, FedEx Express, or UPS. These delivery services have become especially important during Virginia’s Stay at Home Order, because we in the Commonwealth need a safe way to order and receive essential goods. In addition, many e-commerce sites, from independent artists to healthy food advocates, rely on delivery services to support their businesses. But as important as fast delivery is, these services should be operated safely to prevent serious accidents.
We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys have been busily reading the many (and often fabulous!) essays you sent to us for our 2020 “Texts=Wrecks” Scholarship. It’s been inspiring to see how many young people care about driving safely – and helping others stay safer too.
Accidents bring a lot of emotions: anger, depression, anxiety, stress, fear. Most people just want to get back to life before it happened and wish they could avoid the pain and costs altogether. Many think they just have to handle most of the expenses themselves because they expect the insurance companies to lowball them.
GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys has helped our community recognize local service superstars – medical workers, first responders and educators – during the COVID-19 crisis.
Boating in Eastern Virginia – whether by river, bay, or ocean – is an epic pastime. Many of us have grown up enjoying the water, learning to swim, fish, and handle boats since childhood. But even the most experienced boater can be in an accident. Maybe another boat is speeding by with a driver who is having a beer, ending in a collision. Or perhaps you get caught in bad weather and run aground. Or maybe one of your passengers unexpectedly falls overboard.
Whether you’ve tripped and fallen down a flight of broken stairs or you were hit by a car while crossing the street, the weight of your injuries is probably pressing down on you. It can be difficult to brush off a broken leg or chronic back pain, especially when it’s difficult to play with your kids or hold down a job. Add in the cost of medical bills, and the stress from an accident can be overwhelming. You may not want to take legal action, but filing a personal injury claim may be your best chance of moving past this traumatic event.
When you imagine a car accident, you might think of two or more cars, one being drunk or distracted, on a busy highway or at a crowded intersection. While this is a common scenario, car accidents happen just as often on a rural road as in a heavily trafficked urban center. Furthermore, the remote nature of rural roads can make it difficult for emergency services to respond quickly, sometimes resulting in greater loss of life.
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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.