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James City County personal injury attorneys

Representing people hurt in James City and beyond

James City County is home to historic Jamestown, settled in 1607. It’s among the oldest settlements in our country and a rich part of our nation’s history. Without Jamestown, the United States would not be what it is today, and the same could be said about James City County.

James City County offers an abundance of recreational activities. Located between the York and the James rivers, it’s ideal for boating and beach activities -- for locals and visitors alike. It’s also home to “the most beautiful theme park in the country,” Busch Gardens Williamsburg, offering fun for the entire family. Add in the numerous museums, state parks, and incredible biking trails, and it’s no wonder that many people are happy to live out their days in this scenic county.

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Do accidents happen in James City?

Unfortunately, accidents happen everywhere. As more people move to James City County, roads and rivers are becoming more congested. The more cars on a road, the more likely car accidents are to happen. Roads also break down faster, newer drivers may not know the streets or what to be cautious of, and not everyone drives as defensively as they should.

Virginia is home to us at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, and we care about our neighbors in and visitors to James City County. That’s why we consider it a calling to help people who have been injured here due to someone else’s negligence. No one deserves to pay for situations out of their control. If you have been hurt or you lost a loved one because of someone else’s bad choices, we want to help. Contact us at (804) 413-6777, and find out why Virginians choose us to represent them time and time again.

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Boating dangers to watch for

On either side of James City County is a major river. The James and the York rivers provide endless recreational activities, incredible views, and important resources to those of us living in the area.

But boating can be dangerous, especially when others are reckless or negligent. Accidents happen, and visitors may underestimate the dangers. The Sandy Bay entrance to the James City Marina, for example, is well known to have dangerous shoals that can’t be seen at high tide. It wouldn’t be hard for a visitor to run ashore, not knowing the hazards. Locals are also at risk, because it’s easy to overlook landmarks and channel markers that indicate where the shoal is.

It can be difficult to get help when you’ve been in a boating accident. A boat accident can go unnoticed for hours, and even when it is found, first responders may need to navigate the potentially dangerous waters to reach you. That’s why everyone aboard a boat should keep a life preserver on at all times, no matter how experienced a swimmer or boater you are. Young children especially should always be watched, because it’s easy for them to fall into the water or get into other trouble.

If you see other boaters who appear intoxicated or are behaving erratically, notify local officials as soon as you can. Keeping the waterways safe is everyone’s responsibility.

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Vehicle accidents and dangerous roads – how can you stay safe?

The population of James City County has been growing drastically over the past few years. As more people move to the area, the roads are becoming increasingly congested, and more and more dangerous. In the most recent year for which statistics are available, almost 1,000 vehicle accidents happened in James City County alone, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Of that, more than 700 people were injured, and two were killed. As the population rises, so too will the number of accidents.

Accidents often leave drivers and passengers with catastrophic injuries and a great deal of property damage. No one wants to rack up medical bills or see their loved ones hurt. That’s why we should all remember to share the road and drive responsibly. Don’t become distracted while driving -- either by talking or texting on your phone or even by a particularly chatty passenger, and never, under any circumstances, drive while inebriated or extremely fatigued.

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Common types of personal injury cases in James City County

Our law firm focuses on personal injury cases. Personal injury refers to a broad legal practice area that includes countless situations. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or poor choices, you may have a personal injury case. To give you a better picture of what we dedicate ourselves to as attorneys, here is a list of common personal injury case types:

  • Auto accidents, which includes trucks, motorcycles, and cars
  • Boating accidents
  • Biking accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premises liability
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Open water injuries
  • Nursing home abuse

We have represented all kinds of personal injury cases, and we know our way through the process. After all, John Singleton used to represent big insurance companies, and he knows their tactics. Meanwhile, Ken Gibson served as a State and Federal prosecutor for years, and like John, he’s not afraid to take a case to trial if it’s in the best interests of their client.

If you think you or a loved one may have a personal injury case, feel free to reach out. We would be glad to talk with you and share as much information as we can. Consultations with us are free, and we don’t charge you anything unless we win your case.

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Contact GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys if you’ve been injured

As a result of our time as U.S. Marines, Ken Gibson and John Singleton are ready and able to serve you and to handle the unexpected. Our training with the Marines taught us to work hard, stay disciplined, and never leave a person behind. If GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys represents you, we will create and execute a plan to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (804) 413-6777 for a free consultation.

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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.