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Make sure you have these important phone numbers at your fingertips
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.
Ken explains the firm’s “Zero Fee Guarantee” and how it can help you
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:
How to respond after and prepare for a hurricane in Virginia – updated
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.
Seven tips for beating the heat in Virginia!
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.
The opioid crisis in Virginia: what you need to know
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.
Did you know bicycles can be dangerous?
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.