A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have long-lasting consequences that impact various aspects of your life. People who are suffering from a TBI often require extensive medical care to recover.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s natural to share big events on social media. Engagements, birthdays, new jobs – it just takes a few clicks to tell everyone you know. In most cases, posting can be a fun pastime. But after a car wreck or serious injury, posting anything could be a huge mistake.
After an accident, you may want to get the insurance claim process over and done with as soon as possible. Few people have the spare cash to deal with the costs of a car or motorcycle wreck, boat collision, truck crash, or other serious accident. By filing an insurance claim, you hope to recover the costs of your injuries quickly and get on with your normal life.
As much as we hope insurance companies will take care of us if we are ever injured in an accident, it does not always happen. Most insurance companies base their business model on maximizing premiums from customers and minimizing the amount paid to accident victims.
When you file a claim after a car accident, dog bite, or similar injury, an insurance adjuster may try to convince you to take a lowball settlement offer, saying it is the best he can do. If you push back and demand fair compensation for your injuries, the insurance company may make you jump through hoops, which still may not lead to your getting what you are owed. This is especially true when an insurance company asks you to get an independent medical exam.
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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.