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How long does the average personal injury claim take?

By Beth Gibson on February 20, 2019

If you were injured in an accident and want to file a personal injury lawsuit, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to get the compensation you deserve. In a recent interview, Ken Gibson and John Singleton tackled that question.

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Ken dishes on “settlement mills” – what they are and how you can avoid them

By Beth Gibson on February 9, 2019

Lawyers are everywhere. They’re on TV, promising you money—fast! They advertise all over the Internet, telling you to call toll-free numbers like “SU4-CASH, CAR-HURT, WIN-CASH, WIN-4YOU, 1RU-HURT, UIN-PAIN,” and more. But how legitimate are these law firms? Can they make good on their promises? Or are they what’s known as “settlement mills”?

In a recent interview, Ken Gibson of GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys spoke about settlement mills and why people should avoid them.

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When a dog bites in Virginia, should you call a lawyer?

By John Singleton on August 23, 2018

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.

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One veteran’s story: A heroic recovery from traumatic brain injury

By John Singleton on November 8, 2017

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.

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Proposed drunken Segway driver law falls short

By John Singleton on September 14, 2017

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.

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Hot air balloon accidents: how do they happen?

By Ken Gibson on September 4, 2017

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?

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Is anyone responsible for a bridge collapse?

By John Singleton on September 2, 2017

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.

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ATVs – fun, but don’t let your ride become deadly!

By John Singleton on August 31, 2017

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.

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Segways: can they hurt you?

By John Singleton on August 16, 2017

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?

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June is national safety month – have we got great tips for you!

By Ken Gibson on June 26, 2017

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.

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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.