Dogs are “man’s best friend.” Between our team members at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we own a pack of lovable canines.
But we can’t forget that dogs are descendants of wolves, carnivorous predators that roamed Virginia only 100 or so years ago. Because of this ancestry, modern dogs have powerful jaws and sharp teeth that are designed to rip flesh from bone.
An inspiring story from WUSA 9 News shows the real spirit of America’s veterans. I’d like to share it with you.
Army Captain Pat Horan was serving in Iraq in 2007 when he was shot in the left temple. The bullet destroyed the communication center of his brain. Doctors doubted he would ever communicate with the outside world again. The wound also caused Captain Horan to lose a great deal of motor function, practically paralyzing him.
As one of the original 13 colonies, Virginia has no shortage of historical sites and landmarks. And thanks to the invention of the Segway, visitors to our Commonwealth can tour places like Richmond and Yorktown more efficiently.
If you’ve ever been to a hot air balloon festival, you know there’s nothing like the sight of dozens of them hanging like colorful confetti in an azure sky. And if you’ve ever been lucky enough to take a ride in a hot air balloon, you know what a spectacular view you get from thousands of feet in the air.
Every year, Virginia hosts several hot air balloon festivals, giving citizens of the Commonwealth a chance to witness and even ride in these colorful airships. But just how safe are hot air balloons?
Many of you aren’t old enough to remember the collapse of the Silver Bridge in December of 1967.
The Silver Bridge was an eyebar-chain suspension bridge that spanned the Ohio River and connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia, with Gallipolis, Ohio. If you have heard of the event, it may be because local lore linked the tragedy to sightings of the “Mothman.” Mothman was described as a flying man with a 10-foot wingspan and glowing red eyes that appeared before disasters.
Whether you believe in the creature or not, the collapse of the Silver Bridge was a real disaster. It took 46 lives, and the tragedy still haunts the memories of residents in the area.
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility task vehicles (UTVs or side-by-sides) are useful tools for working outdoors. They’re great for hauling medium loads and doing other tasks like plowing snow. That’s why they’re commonly used in agriculture, construction, and landscaping.
ATVs can also be a lot of fun when used for off-roading, trail riding, racing, and hunting.
If you’ve been in the downtown or historical districts of any major Virginia city, you’ve seen them. You know, those seemingly gravity-defying, self-balancing scooters called Segways. You ride a Segway standing up, and control it by leaning forward to go forward, and leaning back to stop. It really is an ingenious piece of technology.
Segway tours have popped up all around the country, including Virginia. There are currently Segway tours operating in Fredericksburg, Leesburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Yorktown, and of course, Washington, D.C. These tours are a good way to see part of an area because they allow you to cover more ground than you could on foot.
The Segway’s top speed is 12.5 miles, and it was deemed “safe” for operation in urban pedestrian areas when invented in 2001. So why were there two recalls? And why do some “gliders” (as riders are called) end up in the hospital?
June is “National Safety Month,” and to celebrate, we have some helpful safety tips for your home, your work, and your time on the road.
In Eastern Virginia, we know that home-grown corn just tastes better. So why wouldn’t you want a law firm that’s locally grown too? At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we live and work here — where our clients live and work. Our clients are our neighbors – we see you at the grocery store, on the ball fields, and at church.
Suppose you want to go to a restaurant for a night out. How do you decide which one?
You ask your friends! If this were a Geico commercial, we’d chime in “It’s what you do!”
The same thing is true when you need a lawyer. Talk to your friends and neighbors, and they’ll let you know who’s best. Like a great restaurant owner, a great lawyer is hard-working, caring and friendly, and knows the community and people around him. He also knows the law!
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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.