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Five easy ways to keep safe when traveling for Thanksgiving

By John Singleton on November 10, 2023

It’s hard to believe we’re already approaching the holiday season, and before we know it, 2023 will be in our rearview mirror.

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we appreciate Thanksgiving and all it stands for. Family is important, and we enjoy having time with loved ones and counting our blessings.

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Make sure you have these important phone numbers at your fingertips

By John Singleton on February 17, 2023

When you have a question, you want to have the right phone numbers easily available. That’s why we at GibsonSingleton sent magnets listing local public service numbers to our neighbors in Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex counties.

These magnets contain non-emergency numbers for the local sheriff’s office, fire and rescue, Virginia State Police, Animal Control, the Virginia Department of Transportation, as well as Parks & Recreation, your local library, and Traffic/Bridge information.

If you didn’t receive your magnet, give us a call at (804) 413-6777 or just stop by our office to pick one up – we’re located at 4073 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, VA. You can also print one out below.

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Ken explains the firm’s “Zero Fee Guarantee” and how it can help you

By Beth Gibson on March 26, 2019

GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys has a “Zero Fee Guarantee,” meaning that if you’re injured in an accident and want us to represent you, you pay nothing upfront to file a personal injury claim. During a recent interview, partner Ken Gibson explained:

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How to respond after and prepare for a hurricane in Virginia – updated

By John Singleton on September 17, 2018

Tropical Storm Florence - photo by NASA

Florence may have been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, but many people in the Carolinas have lost their lives, and tens of thousands more were left without homes. States of emergency were declared in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, but Virginia closed our hurricane shelters on Friday, Sept. 14, due to the reduced threat here.

Now, many Virginians are rushing to the aid of victims of Florence, and we are proud to stand with them. You can visit Virginia Disaster Relief Fund to help too.

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Seven tips for beating the heat in Virginia!

By Ken Gibson on July 15, 2018

After all the rain we’ve had this year, we Virginians are ready to get out and enjoy some summer sun. Having had quite a few 90+ degree days just this month already, we can only expect the heat to continue. But whether we’re at the mountains or beach, a cookout or softball game, or just out mowing the lawn, sun exposure and extreme heat can have serious consequences for our health.

We can all do our part to protect ourselves and our families from the heat, using a little common sense.

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The opioid crisis in Virginia: what you need to know

By Ken Gibson on June 11, 2018

America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, and Virginia is no exception. The Old Dominion had 803 deaths from fentanyl and heroin overdoses, and 465 fatalities from prescription opioid overdoses in 2016 alone. These figures seem to suggest that heroin and fentanyl addiction is more widespread than prescription opioid addiction, but looks can be deceiving.

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Community service

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.