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How do I know when to file a personal injury claim?

By Ken Gibson on March 15, 2021

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.

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Think twice about having an independent medical exam and be prepared if you have to have one

By John Singleton on December 15, 2020

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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How can your child receive money from a personal injury claim?

By Ken Gibson on November 15, 2020

Watching your child deal with a traumatic injury can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. You may be worried about whether he will fully recover, if he will always struggle to do simple tasks, and how you will pay for his medical bills. If the injury was caused by another person’s negligence, such as failing to pay attention to the road or take proper precautions, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover the costs of your child’s injuries and trauma. However, parents in Virginia should understand that the claim process is different for minors.

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Common dog bite defenses and how to bite back

By John Singleton on October 15, 2020

After a dog bite or attack, the last thing you want to do is fight with an insurance company. You may be in a lot of pain, worrying about rabies, dealing with an injury, or just trying to keep your mind off the traumatic memory.

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How do you prepare for a personal injury claim?

By John Singleton on April 12, 2020

Whether you’ve tripped and fallen down a flight of broken stairs or you were hit by a car while crossing the street, the weight of your injuries is probably pressing down on you. It can be difficult to brush off a broken leg or chronic back pain, especially when it’s difficult to play with your kids or hold down a job. Add in the cost of medical bills, and the stress from an accident can be overwhelming. You may not want to take legal action, but filing a personal injury claim may be your best chance of moving past this traumatic event.

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What to look for in a personal injury attorney

By Ken Gibson on March 4, 2020

Filing a personal injury claim can be confusing, to say the least. Beyond dealing with your injuries, your damaged car or other property, and your emotional shock, you now need to know what the law says about your case. This can involve asking some big questions, which the everyday person may not know.  You may turn to a personal injury attorney for help.

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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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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.

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