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GibsonSingleton says: “Say no to distracted driving, say yes to safer driving, and win our scholarship!”
It’s that time of year again! We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys are kicking off prom and graduation season a little early with our Texts=Wrecks Scholarship 2019.
The prize is $1,000 for educational expenses, and the scholarship is open to any 3.0-GPA-or-above student in the United States. Whether you were born and grew up here, are a legal permanent resident, or are a DACA recipient, you are welcome to apply. The deadline is May 16, 2019, and we’ll announce our winner on June 13.
Lawyers are everywhere. They’re on TV, promising you money—fast! They advertise all over the Internet, telling you to call toll-free numbers like “SU4-CASH, CAR-HURT, WIN-CASH, WIN-4YOU, 1RU-HURT, UIN-PAIN,” and more. But how legitimate are these law firms? Can they make good on their promises? Or are they what’s known as “settlement mills”?
In a recent interview, Ken Gibson of GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys spoke about settlement mills and why people should avoid them.
When people come to GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys for help, most think they’re “covered” by their auto insurance company. But are they? Here’s what personal injury lawyers Ken Gibson and John Singleton had to say:
Our annual Coat Drive collected more than 640 coats from generous donors this fall.
We then gave many of the coats to the Salvation Army of Gloucester, the Gloucester United for Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST), and the Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center, which serves many homeless veterans. This year, we also gave coats to LINK of Hampton Roads, which helps men, women, and children in crisis or with basic unmet needs.
The team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys understands the value of community, and we take our commitment to giving back seriously. The partners of the firm, John Singleton and Ken Gibson, talked about one of our public safety campaigns in a recent interview:
“Negligence” is a word lawyers use a lot. But what does it mean?
Well, negligence may be someone acting irresponsibly, or someone failing to act with a proper degree of care toward others—a degree which would be expected from a reasonable person in the same situation.
Medical bills are the No. 1 cause of bankruptcy in the United States, according to many experts. After all, few people plan on having sky-high medical bills, and no one expects to get seriously injured.
Fortunately, Virginia has a type of insurance that may help if you or your family member are injured in an accident. This coverage may already be on your auto insurance policy under the name “medical payments coverage,” or “medpay.”
Thanks to our generous community, our 2018 coat drive has already received and distributed 402 coats!
Just last week, members of First Morning Star Baptist Church in Bena, VA, donated 45 coats. Church member Edward Washington brought them in, and asked that as many as possible go to the Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST). Mr. Washington’s timing was perfect because GUEST had some immediate needs, including a family of eight planning to enter the shelter shortly.
Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of accidental deaths for teens in the United States. Wrecks account for one in every three teen fatalities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Meanwhile, “the first six months of unsupervised driving are the most hazardous in a novice driver’s driving experience,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Why GibsonSingleton hopes you’ll observe Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
Sixty percent of Americans have driven while sleepy in the past year, while 37 percent admitted having fallen asleep behind the wheel, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America poll.
We hear a lot about the dangers of drunk driving, drugged driving, speeding, and distracted driving, but not much about fatigued driving. The truth is that drowsy driving can be every bit as dangerous.
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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.