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Amazon drivers are pressured into making dangerous decisions: what can you do if you’re hurt by one?
Amazon is a huge corporation that will soon surpass Walmart as the nation’s largest retailer. While Amazon is famous for its two-day shipping and the astounding number of packages it delivers, there has been a human toll on this commercial success.
A tragic collision along Interstate 64 in York County is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The NTSB mainly investigates airline crashes, but sometimes will investigate accidents involving other types of transportation.
An NTSB investigation of a non-airline crash generally occurs when there were unusual circumstances or when the crash has implications for transportation policy.
A tractor trailer weighs up to 40 tons. Even under the best circumstances, the combination of a tractor and trailer take a lot longer to stop than a car. Aircraft carriers don’t stop on a dime either. And because trucks have so much mass, collisions with cars and motorcycles are likely to cause severe injuries.
In this interview, Virginia personal injury lawyers John Singleton and Ken Gibson discuss how a collision with a semi-truck isn’t the same as a collision with another car. So how can you get justice? Let’s hear what they have to say:
Yes. Big trucks + little sleep = Dangerous combo.
More than 30,000 Americans lose their lives on our highways each year. 4,000 die in collisions with large commercial trucks.
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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.