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How to understand emergency room intake forms and know what to sign

By Ken Gibson on August 18, 2020

We all know that a hospital visit requires a ton of paperwork, and this can be annoying if you were just in an auto accident. You may feel frustrated and confused as you try to fill out all the forms correctly, especially because you just want proper treatment. But improperly filling out forms or not knowing what you are signing can negatively affect your wallet later. That’s why it’s important to know what these forms are before you have to visit the emergency room (ER) and which one to avoid signing.

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How a personal injury attorney can help with your own insurance company after an accident

By Ken Gibson on July 14, 2020

When we pay car insurance premiums, we expect our insurance company to have our backs if we are ever in an accident, especially if the other driver was at fault. But the truth is that car insurance companies are not charitable organizations; instead, they are focused on profits. To them, if they pay out every claim at maximum, they will experience lower profits that year. So, to keep their profits high and costs low, insurance companies will often devalue a claim, or outright reject it, even if a customer has a clear case for compensation.

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Dealing with medical expenses after an accident—5 steps to guide you

By John Singleton on June 30, 2020

After an accident, most victims worry about the looming medical bills they will have to pay. Most people live paycheck to paycheck, so having to take time off from work severely limits their ability to cover their medical expenses. Often, accident victims will delay treatment—either refusing a trip to the emergency room (ER) or waiting to see their primary care physician—because they do not want to deal with the financial stress they believe will follow.

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Fear and Reality: Should you accept the insurance company’s offer, or file a claim?

By John Singleton on May 13, 2020

Accidents bring a lot of emotions: anger, depression, anxiety, stress, fear. Most people just want to get back to life before it happened and wish they could avoid the pain and costs altogether. Many think they just have to handle most of the expenses themselves because they expect the insurance companies to lowball them.

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How important is uninsured motorist coverage in Virginia?

By John Singleton on February 19, 2020

We all dread the thought that we could be in a car accident one day. We hold our breath when a big truck leans into our lane, or we see a car speeding toward us in our rearview mirror. Beyond the fear of injury, there’s the financial anxiety we all have.

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John shares how an insurance company evaluates your case

By Beth Gibson on April 14, 2019

Virginia is a “fault” state after a car crash, which means the person at-fault for the accident needs to pay for the costs of the accident. In a car accident claim, you’re usually going to be seeking compensation from the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company.

In this interview, John Singleton, partner at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, explains how an insurance company decides whether to fight a claim, and how hard they are willing to fight.

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Do you have enough insurance coverage?

By Beth Gibson on January 25, 2019

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:

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On the trail of “the McKinsey documents”

By John Singleton on April 23, 2018

What big insurance companies’ strategies mean to you and your family

“You’re in good hands with Allstate.”
“Nationwide is on your side.”
“Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.”

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The “not-as-friendly” face of insurance companies

By John Singleton on September 27, 2017

♪ Like a good neighbor, State Farm is out to make a lot of money! ♪

Doesn’t have much of a ring to it, does it? But unfortunately, it’s true about State Farm and many other insurance companies. While they may have benevolent slogans such as, “You’re in good hands with Allstate,” the reality is that these huge corporations are about maximizing their profits.

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What do insurance agents know about uninsured motorists?

By Ken Gibson on July 29, 2016

Back by popular demand is local insurance agent Jay McGlohn, Vice President of Gloucester Southside Agency, a Towne Insurance Agency.We asked Jay for his take on uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage:

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