Personal Injury | Virginia Personal Injury Blog
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are common in Virginia. Farmers and other workers rely on them for several purposes, and many people enjoy them for off-road recreation. Though riding an ATV can be fun, these vehicles can be dangerous. You can take precautions and wear safety gear to help stay safe.
When you’re in an accident, it’s important to get medical treatment as soon as possible. But this can be a problem for people who don’t have health insurance, and currently, more than 560,000 Virginians don’t have health insurance.
Fortunately, options are available to help uninsured accident victims.
Being injured in an accident can turn your world upside down. If you’re suffering from catastrophic injuries, your life is being disrupted in many ways. You’re likely taking time off from work to recover, and your personal life is suffering. Your injuries affect your family, and you may have to make new childcare arrangements.
Most people who are seriously injured in an accident don’t have the financial resources to pursue compensation from an insurance company on their own. And when accident victims don’t seek legal recourse against a negligent party, they are at the mercy of the insurance company, which is free to offer any amount they choose or to deny your claim altogether.
If you’ve been harmed by another person’s careless behavior, you have the right to seek compensation to cover the costs of your injuries, related expenses, pain and suffering, and inconvenience and aggravation.
For example, if an intoxicated (drugs or alcohol) driver runs a red light and crashes into your car, your personal injury attorney can file a claim against the driver’s insurance company. Your claim could seek compensation for your medical expenses in addition to your lost wages and costs of future medical care.
If somebody hurts you or your family member, he should have to pay for it. That’s the principle behind personal injury law. That’s why your personal injury attorney can help you file a successful claim and win a settlement in Virginia.
Unfortunately, Virginia also has a law called contributory negligence that makes it difficult for plaintiffs to pursue fair compensation after they have been injured by another person’s careless behavior.
If your loved one passed away as the result of another person’s reckless or malicious actions, a Virginia wrongful death claim can provide survivors with resources to help them through this difficult time.
It’s deeply painful when someone close to you dies, and nothing can ever make up for your loss. Further, it’s impossible to place a monetary value on a human life.
Finding the right Virginia personal injury attorney to help after you’ve been injured in a wreck can be difficult. That’s why our team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys put together a list of helpful questions to ask when you first call or meet with a potential law firm.
“How long will it take to settle my claim?” Unfortunately, the other party’s insurance company often tries to prolong the process, while other factors make it impossible to predict precisely how long it will take.
Keeping traffic flowing smoothly on our roads and highways is vital for maintaining a robust economy in Virginia. Our more than 6 million licensed drivers average one-way commutes of almost 30 minutes each day. Further, more than 10 percent of Virginia commuters work in another state.
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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.