Lancaster County personal injury attorneys
Working on behalf of victims in Lancaster County
Lancaster County was the 12th chartered county in Virginia, created on the same day as Gloucester County. Lancaster has stood proudly since 1651, and like many other counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is a vital part of our country’s amazing history and culture. It has an incredible 180-mile shoreline, with the Chesapeake Bay to the west, and Rappahannock River to the south. With such beauty, it’s no wonder that Lancaster County is a popular tourist destination.
Lancaster is home to the Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library, named for George Washington’s mother, a Lancaster native. The museum is a Virginia treasure, dedicated to understanding the genealogy of Virginia’s Northern Neck. It’s a wonderful place to visit for those interested in exploring more than three centuries of history. For those looking for something more relaxing, there are many marinas and beaches for you to enjoy. All are perfect for a warm summer day.
However, even the most beautiful places can be dangerous. Accidents happen everywhere, even Lancaster County. Boats run ashore, cars collide with each other, and buildings may be poorly maintained. Even a simple slip and fall can end with a trip to the hospital.
Our team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys cares about this county and its people. We are dedicated to serving others. If your injuries were the result of someone else’s carelessness, you deserve to have someone who will guide you through the many ins and outs of a personal injury case. Reach out to us for a free consultation. Lancaster County residents are our neighbors, and we treat its visitors as our guests.
Boating accidents in Lancaster County – how to avoid injury
Lancaster County has an incredible coastline. More than 180 miles of beautiful water lines this incredible Virginian treasure. That means that boating is a past-time for visitors and a lifestyle for locals.
But boats aren’t all fun and games. They can present potential danger, especially for inexperienced or boaters who want to explore the Chesapeake Bay and the Rappahannock River.
When on a boat, all passengers should wear life vests. No matter how skilled a swimmer or boat operator you may be, put safety first. In addition, young children should be closely watched when boating or near water. A bump or a fast swerve can easily throw them into the water. Finally, if you notice boaters who are acting erratically or intoxicated, report them to the proper authorities at once. You may end up saving their lives.
The dangers of traffic accidents – drive defensively
Lancaster County is far from the largest county in Virginia. In fact, its population has declined slightly over the past few years. But that doesn’t mean the roadways are safe. Accidents still happen. In the most recent year with available statistics, more than 100 auto accidents occurred in the county, half of which resulted in injuries, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Those numbers remind us that, no matter how defensively we drive, other drivers can still behave irresponsibly.
Due to the shoreline and beautiful beaches, Lancaster is a popular tourist destination. Visitors may not know the old roads well and will be unaware of what areas warrant extra caution. This means they may cause accidents -- accidents that you could involve you through no fault of your own.
Car accidents can be devastating. They often leave victims with intense injuries that require lengthy recovery times and high medical bills. After a serious collision, you may never be the same again.
What can you do? Always drive defensively, and watch for erratic behavior from other drivers. If you do become the victim of a car accident, seek medical assistance immediately, even if you don’t feel injured. Some injuries don’t present symptoms until a day or two later, and the effects of shock can leave you numb to pain.
GibsonSingleton safety tips
We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys have collected a few safety tips for everyone in Lancaster County. While these tips will not guarantee your safety, they can help you avoid dangerous situations.
Watch your footing in shops and museums: Lancaster is a historic county with wonderful museums, shops, hotels, and businesses to visit. But with historic buildings comes wear and tear. It can be easy to miss a loose floorboard or a puddle from a leaky roof. Building owners, whether government or private, are responsible for your safety when you are in their building, which includes keeping everything well maintained and limiting the risk of slip, trip, and falls.
Be responsible while boating: Lancaster County is no stranger to boating accidents. The results can be terrible. Follow the guidelines we shared in the boating section above, and never allow an intoxicated person to operate the boat. Recreational drinking should never be mixed with operating a vehicle of any kind.
Watch for trucks and motorcycles: Motorcycles are smaller and often quieter than cars, so it can be hard to spot one, especially if it’s in your blind spot. The same goes for bicycles. In contrast, trucks are difficult to miss, but you may inadvertently drive into a truck’s “no-zone” otherwise known as its blind spot. Big rigs have large blind spots, which are easy to accidentally drive into. Avoid the left and right rear quarter of the truck, as well as directly in front and directly behind. Trucking accidents are no joke, and often lead to fatalities, so always be alert when a truck is driving close by.
Common personal injury cases
You may be wondering, what exactly is a personal injury case? Personal injury is an area of law that addresses an enormous number of situations. When someone is injured due to someone else’s poor decisions, then it may qualify as a personal injury case. The person causing the harm may be your neighbor, your doctor, or even a government entity. Common personal injury cases include:
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Swimming pool injuries
- Dog attacks
- Slip and falls
- Nursing home abuse
- Open water injuries
Every personal injury case comes with its own set of details and circumstances. At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we have had all kinds of clients walk through our door and ask for help. Time and time again we have represented the underdog and come out on top. If you believe you have a personal injury case, contact us today and find out what your options are.
GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys can help after an accident in Lancaster and beyond
The attorneys at GibsonSingleton work hard to prevent accidents from ever happening by sharing safety information. But if you are hurt because of someone else’s poor choices, we consider it a calling to serve our neighbors and their guests.
Both Ken Gibson and John Singleton served our country as U.S. Marines. Now, they want to serve you by seeking justice for you and your loved ones if you’ve been injured. Our firm has the know-how to create a plan for your approval, launch it, and pursue it until our mission is complete.
We care about the people of Lancaster County and its visitors, and we want to help wherever we can. If you have been injured in Eastern Virginia due to someone else’s bad choices or negligence, call us at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777 and discover what we can offer you.
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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 “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.