Virginia Personal Injury Blog

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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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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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

Is the dust in airbags dangerous?

By Ken Gibson on August 2, 2021

Airbags save lives in car accidents – there is plenty of evidence to support that. But they can also cause injuries, ranging from minor to severe, when they deploy. One way airbags cause injury is through exposure to the chemical dust they contain. When airbags deploy in a crash, drivers and passengers may suffer chemical burns or thermal burns from high temperature gases.

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6 ways an airbag can injure you in an accident

By Ken Gibson on July 12, 2021

During a car accident, the two best safety devices in your car are your seatbelts and airbags. Together, these devices have saved thousands of lives.  But, while airbags may prevent fatal injuries, you may still suffer serious trauma in a collision. At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we have met with many clients who experienced hearing loss, neck pain, and burns after car accidents — some of which were the result of their airbags.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Don’t let a computer decide your worth

By John Singleton on July 5, 2021

Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been a topic of sci-fi films and novels that deal with futuristic societies. You may think we are decades away from computers running the world, but in some cases, computers already do make the decisions.  Big insurance companies already use AI and computer software to handle accident claims. In an ideal world, this would make the claims process easier after an accident and help you get your bills paid faster.  But the harsh truth is that insurance companies use this software to save themselves money.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

5 myths (and facts) about rabies (and dog bites)

By Ken Gibson on June 30, 2021

When you hear “rabies,” you probably think of an angry, violent coyote foaming at the mouth. While rabies, or rabies lyssavirus, is more common in wild animals, any mammal can catch it, including your neighbor’s friendly dog – or even cat.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

After a crash, watch out for these symptoms of brain injury

By John Singleton on June 17, 2021

It’s a common injury after a car crash, and it doesn’t always seem bad – at first. But a blow to the head can change your life. While wearing a seatbelt properly and having working airbags can keep you and your loved ones safer, you can still suffer a brain injury in a collision.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Congratulations to Our 2021 “Texts=Wrecks” Winner!

By Beth Gibson on June 1, 2021

By Beth Gibson, Director of Community Outreach

GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys is devoted to serving our neighbors who have been injured in serious car accidents. But, if we had it our way, no one would ever be injured due to someone else’s negligence. Driving under the influence, speeding, texting – there is no excuse for these actions, especially if it puts someone else in danger.

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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.