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How to keep your kids safe around dogs

By John Singleton on December 15, 2021

A dog can be a great addition to your family, offering a special type of companionship, especially for children. I speak from personal experience! Helping care for a dog can also teach your kids about responsibility. But a dog is not a toy. And no matter how gentle the dog may seem, leaving small children unattended with one is never a good idea.

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Posted in: Dog Bites

What makes a Medical Malpractice Case in Virginia?

By Ken Gibson on November 26, 2021

Many people believe that being unhappy with a medical outcome could be a basis for a medical malpractice case.  The reality is that in order to have a medical malpractice case in Virginia, you have to show that a reasonable medical standard of care was not met and that there were resulting injuries.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

How much is your personal injury case worth in Virginia, and how can you get a fair deal?

By John Singleton on November 21, 2021

If you have been injured through someone else’s negligence, how much your case is worth will depend on several factors. There’s no such thing as a “personal injury loss calculator” — every case is different.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

GibsonSingleton is Sponsoring the 2021 December First Friday by Gloucester Arts on Main

By Ken Gibson on November 18, 2021

GibsonSingleton is proud to sponsor the 2021 December First Friday event by Gloucester Arts on Main! Join us for a Small Works show, featuring work by local and regional artists and artisans. We will also have a Holiday Boutique where you can find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts for your special someone. Come and watch a live performance by Rob Oliver.

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Posted in: Community Outreach

When do pedestrians have the right of way in Virginia?

By John Singleton on October 20, 2021

A pedestrian in Virginia is anyone on foot, or anyone who is not using a motor vehicle. A person using a skateboard, roller skates, or an e-scooter could be considered a pedestrian.

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Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

What to do when a dog bites your child

By Ken Gibson on October 11, 2021

It’s traumatic for all concerned when a child is bitten by a dog.

Sad Facts:  Any dog will bite under certain circumstances, and all children are vulnerable to serious injuries. Dogs are more likely to attack children than adults, and dog bite injuries tend to be more serious in children. Severe dog bites most frequently involve the head and neck and occur in children younger than five, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Posted in: Dog Bites

Why your shoulder pain may be a torn rotator cuff

By John Singleton on September 20, 2021

Rotator cuff tears are common injuries in car accidents. If you have been involved in a collision and are experiencing pain in your shoulder, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Why did my airbags not go off during my accident?

By Ken Gibson on September 9, 2021

If you were involved in a crash and your airbags did not deploy, you may be wondering why they didn’t. Airbags are not designed to deploy in every collision – only in certain types of accidents.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Why hospitals now have to share treatment prices (and how it helps you after an accident)

By John Singleton on August 18, 2021

One reason people don’t go to the hospital after an accident is the high cost of medical care. Even with good health insurance, many people can’t handle the out-of-pocket expenses that come with an emergency room visit, MRI scan, or surgery. And, most people can’t predict how expensive a medical bill will be because hospitals do not normally share treatment costs publicly.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

What you need to know about motorcycle insurance in Virginia

By John Singleton on August 9, 2021

Like everyone who operates a motor vehicle in Virginia, motorcyclists are required to carry minimum liability insurance. This requirement under Commonwealth law helps hold drivers and riders financially responsible for any accidents and injuries they cause.

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Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

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