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.
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.
We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys are enthusiastic to kick off our 2020 Texts=Wrecks Scholarship! There’s no better cure for a dangerous situation than preventing the situation to start with. For example, choosing not to drink and drive decreases your chances of causing a drunk-driving accident by 100%, and the same goes for texting while driving. You can’t undo a car wreck, but you can do everything in your power to be a safe driver and to avoid causing an accident.
As part of our “Texts=Wrecks” campaign, GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys is hosting a contest for elementary students (K-5th grade) in Virginia. Students can share their best ideas for ways to help adults focus more on driving and win a bike!
Ken Gibson began his legal career taking on violent criminals in court, both as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Norfolk, Virginia. That extensive courtroom experience is invaluable when GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys go to trial in personal injury claims today.
During Ken Gibson’s time as a federal prosecutor, he handled interesting and complicated cases. Some took him far from his home state of Virginia. In this interview, Ken speaks about one of the most challenging cases he handled.
Before dedicating themselves to personal injury law exclusively, John Singleton and Ken Gibson handled all sorts of legal matters — from family law to bankruptcy to insurance defense to criminal prosecution.
In this interview, Ken, a former prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Norfolk, Virginia, explained why they do what they do.
It’s June 13, 2019, and you know what that means… it’s time for our law firm to announce who won the Texts=Wrecks Scholarship 2019!
We asked for solutions to combat dangerous, drunk, and distracted driving in our lives. Since motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S., this issue is as important now as it was decades ago. But we’re glad to say young drivers are also leading the charge to change things at the local level! Just take a look at our finalists.
Distracted driving claimed the lives of at least 6,227 pedestrians last year across the United States, and that’s not counting the number of people who were in cars. The worst part is, most of these accidents were likely due to a smartphone, which means they were 100 percent preventable!
When you become a lawyer, you hear a lot of lawyer jokes. In fact, “attorney” is probably one of the least popular professions in America. Only 18 percent of Americans feel that lawyers contribute to society, according to a Pew Research Center poll. That was down from 2009, when 23 percent did. But we’d bet that none of the people surveyed worked with GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys.
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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.