Mathews County personal injury lawyers
Mathews County offers some of the most beautiful scenery on the Middle Peninsula. We love Bethel Beach and New Point Light. Shopping for art or antiquing in and around Mathews’ downtown area is an always-fun way to spend an afternoon. And who couldn’t enjoy a delicious crabcake at Richardson’s Café, a gourmet feast at White Dog Bistro, or a hot slice at Southwinds Pizza?
We try not to miss Mathews Market Days, held every September on the historic Court Green. And of course, Mathews County abounds in delicious fresh seafood caught by watermen working on the Mobjack Bay, the North River, the East River, and the Piankatank River, not to mention the mighty Chesapeake Bay. The improvement on the East River to the Rowing Shed is a great asset for the area.
But even with the amazing scenery and fun activities in Mathews County, there’s always the potential for accidents and injuries. Eighty-seven vehicle accidents happened in the county in 2015, resulting in 59 injuries and one death. That’s out of only 7,000 or so licensed drivers living here, plus visitors. And 2017 has already seen more than 180 crashes in Mathews County, according to the Virginia Highway Safety Office.
All too often, these accidents are caused by negligence, such as someone driving too fast, or people behaving recklessly. We hope that the fear of accidents will not keep you from enjoying all the beauty and fun that Mathews offers!
However, if you or someone you know has suffered an injury in Mathews County, you don’t have to handle it alone. Dealing with insurance companies, deciding if you want to pursue a lawsuit - that’s a lot to consider after a car accident. Put us to work for you. Call GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys at (804) 413-6777 to speak with a knowledgeable and caring attorney.
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With so much to see and do in Mathews County, it can be easy to forget that we need to share the road with drivers, walkers, and bicyclists. Auto accidents are not only expensive - they can result in serious injuries and death. Many of these accidents are completely avoidable, making fatalities even more tragic.
We can all do our part to prevent wrecks. Be sure to obey all traffic signs (including posted speed limits), and watch for people walking or bicycling. We motorists have a responsibility to share the road with others and to pass cyclists only when we can do so safely. There are NO stoplights in Mathews County, so be careful.
With so many tourists visiting the area who may not be familiar with their surroundings, it’s important to watch for distracted drivers and people who could stop or turn suddenly. When you’re driving on weekends and holidays, the risk of intoxicated drivers is higher, so be particularly cautious and report any driver you think might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
When traveling alongside large commercial trucks, keep your distance and stay out of their (large) blind spots. There has been one injury crash reported so far in 2017, and when trucks have accidents, many people can be injured.
The same is true for motorcyclists. There may have been only one motorcycle-related accident in Mathews County in 2016, but it was fatal. Maintain a safe distance, keep your eyes open, and give them plenty of room. If you’re the one on the motorcycle, then wear safety gear, and be highly visible!
If you have been injured because of someone else's negligence, we want to help you. Contact GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free (855) 781-6777. There’s no fee to talk to us; and if we take your case, we don’t get paid unless we win a settlement or verdict for 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.