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James City County is one of the more populated counties that runs along the York River. This means it has busy roads, especially during tourist season when people want to visit James City County’s many beautiful and historic sites.

But the higher population and number of visitors also mean more cars, and more cars mean more accidents on the roads. James City County had 869 auto collisions in a recent year. Of those, 759 resulted in serious injuries, according to Virginia Department of Transportation. That means that a serious accident happened more than twice a day in James City County.

We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys know that for every one of those crashes, a person was hurt. We know firsthand how devastating accidents can be, leaving people injured and in a financial crisis. We bring legal and trial expertise to every case we take, and we treat every client as our neighbor, not a number.

If you have been in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, we can help. To find out more about your legal options, call us at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, (804) 413-6777 today. We are ready to help you.

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Why do car accidents happen in James City County?

Most collisions result from at least one driver being negligent. For example, the at-fault driver may be distracted from talking on his cellphone or adjusting his radio, or she may simply have been driving too fast. Other times, the at-fault driver may have been driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.

In James City County alone, of the 859 car collisions that happened in a recent year, 177 were caused by speeding or drivers under the influence. Typically, the culprit in a car accident is a driver who did not take seriously his “duty of care” toward others on the road.

In some situations, other parties were responsible for a crash. Sometimes, cars and car parts malfunction, causing the driver to lose control. A prime example is the multiple Toyota recalls that happened from 2009-11. Many of these cars had faulty brakes, which left drivers unable to stop and caused numerous severe accidents. A similar situation may have caused your car accident, making the car manufacturer responsible.

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What are the dangers of car accidents?

Cars can travel at high speeds, and when two collide, the people inside can be irreparably hurt. Chances are that you know someone who has been seriously injured in a car accident, or that you have been seriously injured in a car accident. In either case, you know how terrible “car vs. car” can be.

Collisions can lead to broken bones, road rash, and deep lacerations. They can result in permanent disabilities, such as brain damage, vision or hearing loss, or amputation. Even an accident that people consider minor, like a fender bender, can lead to painful injuries. Whiplash, and other forms of nerve damage, are common results of low-speed impacts.

And we haven’t even mentioned the financial costs of a car accident. For many, the monetary losses follow them the rest of their life.

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What are the costs of car accidents?

Car accidents are expensive. First, they can cause devastating injuries. If you are suffering a ruptured spine, damaged nerves, or traumatic brain injuries, you need extensive medical treatment. That can include multiple surgeries, hospital stays, physical therapy appointments, and medications.

Second, you may have to take even more time off from work to get well, which can mean even more lost wages.

Third, if your car was damaged, you have to pay for repairs and often a rental car. Even in a fender bender, you may have to buy a new bumper. In a more serious accident, you may have to buy a new car. Most people simply can’t afford these unexpected expenses. And yet, getting to and from work, or the grocery store, or doctor appointments requires a working vehicle.

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How can I recover my damages after a car wreck?

Thankfully, if your accident was caused by another party’s negligence, such as a speeding driver or a defective auto part, then you have legal options. You may be able to file a claim against the at-fault party to recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost employment opportunities
  • Property damage
  • Lowered quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering

That being said, it isn’t just the at-fault party you’ll be up against: their insurance provider will have a say as well. Insurance companies rarely want to hand out compensation, even when they’re legally obligated. They may fight tooth and nail to deny your claim. The only way to combat their resistance is to work with an experienced lawyer who knows James City County, insurance companies, and the court system well.

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Call GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys for legal help after your car accident

A serious car accident can destroy a life. We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys have worked with car accident victims time and again, and we know how catastrophic they can be.

In fact, both Ken Gibson and John Singleton know what it’s like to be a car accident injury victim. We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys have experienced the frustrations of pain, suffering, fear, and the difficulty of dealing with insurance companies in the aftermath of a serious accident ourselves. We also bring the expertise of having worked for insurance companies and as trial lawyers, so you can focus on getting better while we handle the legal process for you. We are dedicated to the calling of helping our neighbors in James City County get the compensation you need and deserve.

To speak with us, your local personal injury attorneys, call (804) 413-6777 today. We have a Zero Fee Guarantee, meaning we don’t get paid until we win your case.

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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.