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What medical tests could I need after a car accident?

By John Singleton on October 20, 2023

If you were injured in a collision, the insurance company may do everything it can to reduce or deny your claim. And if your case goes to trial, they may minimize your injuries or even argue they weren’t caused by the accident.

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Virginia news: Two new laws expand “Move Over” and ban blue headlights

By Ken Gibson on September 10, 2023

Governor Glenn Youngkin recently signed two pieces of legislation that will affect Virginia drivers — the “Move Over” law and a ban on excessively bright “blue” headlights.

At GibsonSingleton, we support common-sense safety laws like these because we know they save lives.

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Why do so many cars drive around at night without their headlights on?

By John Singleton on August 10, 2023

Headlights and taillights have two main functions – making sure your vehicle is visible to others and lighting up the road in front of you so you can see where you’re going. Every car is required to have working headlights, taillights, reverse lamps, blinkers, and emergency lights. You may receive a ticket when your lights aren’t working properly or if you forget to turn them on.

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What are the five most dangerous intersections in Mathews County, VA? And how you can stay safe while driving through them

By Ken Gibson on July 10, 2023

To help our neighbors in Mathews, we at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys are sharing the five most hazardous intersections in Mathews—places where you want to be extra cautious.

It’s always a good idea to take time to check opposing traffic before turning, especially at intersections where there’s no traffic signal.

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Why Virginia’s texting and driving laws help you and your family

By Ken Gibson on June 15, 2023

Simply holding a handheld device while driving can be deadly, and it’s against the law in Virginia. More than 3,100 fatalities were caused by distracted driving in the United States in a recent year, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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What are the 10 most dangerous intersections in Gloucester County, VA? And how can you stay safe while driving through them

By John Singleton on April 20, 2023

You already know to stay alert when you’re driving because a careless driver could always harm you or your loved ones.

To help you stay safe, we are sharing this list of the 10 most dangerous intersections in Gloucester.

We at GibsonSingleton consider it a calling to help our friends and neighbors in Gloucester. That’s why we encourage you to be extra cautious at the following intersections.

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Yes, tractors and farming vehicles have the right away in Virginia. How can you stay safe on the road with them?

By Ken Gibson on March 10, 2023

Virginia has changed a lot over the last 20 years. Our population has grown by more than 1.5 million, and our economy continues to diversify and expand. But agriculture is still the largest industry in the Commonwealth.  What does that mean for drivers?

More people means more traffic, and more traffic increases the chances of cars coming into contact with  farming equipment on Virginia roads, especially in rural areas.

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Should I share my dashcam footage after an accident in Virginia?

By Ken Gibson on February 28, 2023

Security cameras are becoming more prevalent in our world today. Many businesses have cameras that record what’s happening in and around their premises 24/7, while video surveillance systems do the same at many homes.

Some may find it alarming that our daily activities are constantly being recorded, but security cameras can offer some benefits. Bad actors are less likely to commit a crime when they know they’re being watched.

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Keep safe in parking lots this winter

By Ken Gibson on January 15, 2023

Winter in Virginia is beautiful, and many people are out visiting friends and family, or just running errands. But unfortunately, winter is a time when parking lot accidents increase.

Weather conditions and extra traffic create hazards that lead to more falls, car crashes, and pedestrian accidents overall. Several factors make parking lots more dangerous in particular. Bad weather conditions reduce visibility, and snow, rain, and ice make it harder for cars to stop quickly. Drivers may be intoxicated from attending winter parties or after meeting friends in restaurants or bars. Driving safely also becomes more difficult when drivers have a car full of people.

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How can I avoid accidents involving deer and other animals?

By John Singleton on November 10, 2022

A driver who causes an accident in an attempt to avoid hitting an animal in the road may have to pay for any damage caused by the crash. This may sound harsh, but the law finds it unreasonable for someone to put the lives of human beings at risk rather than hit an animal.

It doesn’t matter if the animal in the road is wild or domestic–if the driver swerves to avoid it and this results in damage, the driver can be held liable for injuries suffered by their own passengers and by people traveling in another car.

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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.
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    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
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    The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.