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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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How your family’s insurance can help you after a crash

By John Singleton on April 19, 2021

A single car accident is enough to bankrupt the average person. You may be left with expensive medical bills, weeks to months out of work, and have to replace your car.

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Self-driving cars in Virginia are closer than you think. Here’s what you need to know.

By John Singleton on March 1, 2021

Self-driving cars may sound like science fiction, but in Virginia, they are already a reality. Over the past decade, auto manufacturers and tech companies have moved into the Commonwealth to develop futuristic cars. In fact, Fairfax County has its own self-driving shuttle service, and researchers are testing self-driving technologies every day at Virginia Tech.

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How to keep safe on your moped

By Ken Gibson on February 1, 2021

Riding a moped can be fun, whether you’re zipping around your neighborhood, running errands, or zooming around a college campus. However, as with any vehicle, you need to know how to keep safe on the road.

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Patience is a virtue, and impatience on the road is reckless

By John Singleton on January 25, 2021

Impatience may not immediately come to mind when you think about car wrecks, but an impatient driver can be just as dangerous as a distracted one. Impatience can lead to speeding, tailgating, illegal lane changes, even road rage, all of which cause collisions. How can impatient driving affect you?

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New Virginia cell phone law goes into effect in 2021: What does it mean for you?

By John Singleton on December 16, 2020

Drivers, start using Bluetooth or storing your cell phone out of reach. In just a few weeks, it will be illegal for anyone to hold a cell phone while driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This new law, as outlined in House Bill 874, was signed by Governor Ralph Northam in July, and it goes into effect on January 1, 2021.

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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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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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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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Three tests you may need after a crash

By John Singleton on August 4, 2020

Car accidents can be chaotic and confusing, even when you’re getting medical check-ups afterward. You may assume you need an X-ray if your hand is broken, but what about other tests? You may have heard of a CT-scan or MRI, but who understands what they are and when we might need one?

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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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