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Who can help me if I’m hit by a car while running in Virginia?

Getting regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. And the great thing about running is that it doesn’t require special equipment or a gym membership. But running does have some potential dangers.

Careless drivers who fail to follow the rules of the road are a significant hazard for runners and pedestrians in Virginia. Virginia saw 125 pedestrian-involved fatalities during a recent year.

If you or a loved one was harmed while jogging, we want to hear about it. At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, our partners John Singleton and Ken Gibson view helping those who have been injured due to the negligence of others as a calling.

If you’ve been hurt by a careless driver, we’ll file a claim to get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost income, and other expenses.

When you work with GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case. We call it our Zero Fee Guarantee.

Call our Virginia car accident attorneys at (804) 413-6777 to learn more today in a free consultation.

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What happens when careless drivers hurt joggers?

A car is a large, dangerous piece of machinery that must be operated with caution. There’s no excuse for reckless driving that hurts or kills innocent joggers.

Runners have the right to use public roads, sidewalks, walkways, and trails. When drivers speed, drive while intoxicated, disobey traffic laws, or simply fail to look out for others, they create unacceptable risks for runners and other pedestrians.

Careless driver behaviors that can harm joggers include:

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What should joggers do after they’re injured?

If you were harmed by a motor vehicle driver while jogging, take these important steps to help with your recovery and strengthen your personal injury claim:

  1. Call 911 for prompt medical attention.
  2. Be sure to mention any symptoms to your doctor. Some injuries, such as whiplash and brain damage, can grow worse over time.
  3. If you feel up to it, use your cell phone to take pictures of the accident scene.
  4. Collect contact information from the driver and any witnesses.
  5. Follow all your doctor’s treatment instructions.
  6. Don’t discuss details about the accident with anyone besides your lawyer, and don’t talk about it on social media.
  7. Don’t make any statements to an insurance agent or sign any agreements until you’ve met with an attorney.
  8. Contact a Virginia jogger injury attorney right away.

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How can your Virginia jogger accident injury attorney help?

Insurance adjusters are trained to find ways to deny your claim and minimize your injuries. If you don’t have an experienced Virginia pedestrian injury lawyer by your side, the insurance company is going to do everything it can to minimize your claim.

If the driver who hit you worked for a trucking or delivery firm, their employer may share responsibility for your injuries. These companies will often pressure their drivers to engage in unsafe practices.

To find out what really happened, our team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will investigate the accident using use all the tools at our disposal, including:

  • Police reports
  • Witness interviews
  • Physical and forensic evidence
  • Surveillance camera video
  • Internal company documents
  • Expert testimony
  • Accident scene simulations

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What types of compensation are available after a jogger is injured in a motor vehicle crash?

GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will make sure your claim is large enough to cover the long-term costs of your injuries. A jogger personal injury claim caused by a negligent driver may include the following types of damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Disability
  • Lost income
  • Medical devices
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • In-home nursing care
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Wheelchair access for your home
  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational therapy
  • Wrongful death

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What types of injuries are often suffered by joggers hit by motor vehicles?

Joggers have no protection for injuries caused by a vehicle crash. Your recovery may take months or even years. Some injuries never fully heal and can have a life-long impact. You may never be able to return to work. The pain and trauma caused by the accident could remain with you for the rest of your life.

Frequent jogger injuries caused by a motor vehicle collision include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Compound fractures
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Concussion
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Whiplash
  • Loss of limb

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Why should I call an attorney at GibsonSingleton today?

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, one of our mottos is “big city experience, small town care.” We believe it’s our calling to help our Virginia friends and neighbors receive the compensation they deserve.

We proudly uphold the values of respect and compassion and are always here to take your call if you have questions or concerns. If somebody hurt you, we want to hear about it.

Call us at (804) 413-6777 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We’ll fight for you, and you don’t pay anything unless we win.

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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 “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.