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

By John Singleton on September 17, 2018

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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Did you know bicycles can be dangerous?

By John Singleton on September 21, 2015

With the UCI World Road Cycling Championships happening in Richmond, everyone is talking about cycling.

But did you know that more people end up in the emergency room for head injuries from bicycling than any other sport? (Source: “Consumer Reports”)

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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.