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Why hospitals now have to share treatment prices (and how it helps you after an accident)

By John Singleton on August 18, 2021

One reason people don’t go to the hospital after an accident is the high cost of medical care. Even with good health insurance, many people can’t handle the out-of-pocket expenses that come with an emergency room visit, MRI scan, or surgery. And, most people can’t predict how expensive a medical bill will be because hospitals do not normally share treatment costs publicly.

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5 myths (and facts) about rabies (and dog bites)

By Ken Gibson on June 30, 2021

When you hear “rabies,” you probably think of an angry, violent coyote foaming at the mouth. While rabies, or rabies lyssavirus, is more common in wild animals, any mammal can catch it, including your neighbor’s friendly dog – or even cat.

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After a crash, watch out for these symptoms of brain injury

By John Singleton on June 17, 2021

It’s a common injury after a car crash, and it doesn’t always seem bad – at first. But a blow to the head can change your life. While wearing a seatbelt properly and having working airbags can keep you and your loved ones safer, you can still suffer a brain injury in a collision.

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Congratulations to Our 2021 “Texts=Wrecks” Winner!

By Beth Gibson on June 1, 2021

By Beth Gibson, Director of Community Outreach

GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys is devoted to serving our neighbors who have been injured in serious car accidents. But, if we had it our way, no one would ever be injured due to someone else’s negligence. Driving under the influence, speeding, texting – there is no excuse for these actions, especially if it puts someone else in danger.

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Announcing our 2021 “Texts=Wrecks” Scholarship finalists!

By Beth Gibson on May 18, 2021

By Beth Gibson, Director of Community Outreach

We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys know too well how devastating texting while driving can be. Many of our clients have been severely injured by negligent drivers who apparently thought their phones were more important than others’ lives on the road.

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5 ways to protect your teenager from distracted walking

By Ken Gibson on May 10, 2021

Here at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we work to educate our neighbors in Virginia about the dangers of distracted driving through our annual “Texts=Wrecks” Campaign. But there is another danger we should all be aware of, and that’s distracted walking.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

What happens if I’m stopped by a Virginia police officer and I do not have insurance?

By John Singleton on May 3, 2021

Flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror are rarely a good sign. What happens if you are stopped by law enforcement while driving on a public road, and you do not have automobile, truck, or motorcycle insurance? Answer: a lot.

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Chesterfield County remembers fatal texting-while-driving crash

By Beth Gibson on April 30, 2021

By Beth Gibson, Director of Community Outreach

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we consider distracted driving one of the greatest menaces on our roads today. We see this casual act of negligence put our neighbors in danger almost every day. When we launched our first “Texts=Wrecks” Campaign in 2018, we wanted to educate our community about how to avoid distracted driving. But today, we also want to highlight its real-world consequences and how other neighbors are also working to stop distracted driving.

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5 ways social media can ruin your insurance claim

By Ken Gibson on April 26, 2021

It’s natural to share big events on social media. Engagements, birthdays, new jobs – it just takes a few clicks to tell everyone you know. In most cases, posting can be a fun pastime. But after a car wreck or serious injury, posting anything could be a huge mistake.

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“Texts=Wrecks” 2021:  Learn how to keep your loved ones safer on the road

By Beth Gibson on April 23, 2021

By Beth Gibson, Director of Community Outreach

More than 3,100 people died in the United States because of distracted driving in 2019, according to the NHTSA, and these tragic numbers keep climbing each year. In Virginia, more than 23,000 distracted driving accidents happened on our roads, resulting in more than 13,000 injuries and 120 deaths. Virginia lawmakers enacted new no-cellphone-while-driving laws this year, but unless every driver changes, no one is safe from a serious accident.

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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.