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How long will it take to get compensation for my injury?

By John Singleton on September 15, 2022

“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.

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Seven tips to drive safely in construction zones

By Ken Gibson on August 1, 2022

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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The emotional recovery from a TBI

By Ken Gibson on March 17, 2022

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.

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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 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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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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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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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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5 ways social media can ruin your insurance claim

By Ken Gibson on April 26, 2021

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.

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