Mathews County pedestrian accident attorneys
Walking is an essential part of our daily lives. And people who are walking their kids to school, outside doing chores, or just getting some exercise have the right to be safe. Unfortunately, careless drivers who disobey traffic laws harm thousands of pedestrians every year.
When drivers refuse to yield the right of way or fail to look out for pedestrians, the result can be devastating. In a recent year in Virginia, 121 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents involving motor vehicles, according to the Virginia DMV.
If you were harmed by a negligent driver, you shouldn’t have to pay the resulting expenses, including medical costs. At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we work wisely to help our neighbors in Mathews County get the money you deserve to put your life back together. Call (804) 413-6777 today to schedule a FREE consultation.
Pedestrians can be struck by a motor vehicle at intersections, crosswalks, on rural highways, or along other roadways. These accidents are most likely to happen at night when drivers may be fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Children and older citizens are often harmed by negligent drivers, but pedestrians of all ages are at risk when drivers don’t follow the rules. Careless behaviors that put pedestrians in peril include:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Not paying attention at intersections
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
If you were harmed in an accident, you’re going to have a lot of things on your mind – bills, doctor’s appointments, arranging childcare, and talking to your employers about missing time from work. One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is haggling with insurance companies.
The sad truth is that insurance companies make their money by paying out as little in claims as possible. Agents are often rewarded for getting victims to sign off on claims that don’t cover the full cost of your injuries. But when GisbonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys is on your side, we won’t let the big insurance companies take advantage of you.
Our experienced Mathews County personal injury attorneys will take the necessary steps to build a strong claim on your behalf:
- Investigate the accident by reading police reports, reviewing photographs and surveillance video, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with medical experts to prove that the driver’s careless actions caused your injuries.
- Calculate your losses by documenting the true cost of medical expenses, time missed from work, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, home modifications, physical therapy, and other long-term expenses caused by the accident.
- File claims against the insurance companies representing anyone whose negligence contributed to your injuries. In addition to the careless driver, this may also include companies that employ unqualified drivers, manufacturers of faulty equipment, or governments officials who failed to maintain a safe roadway.
- Take your case to trial. We aren’t afraid to take the big insurance companies to court if that’s what we have to do to get you the money you deserve.
Pedestrians are completely vulnerable to the damages inflicted by a motor vehicle or a big rig truck. After one of these accidents, patients often require extensive medical treatment and a long recovery period to regain their health.
In many cases, pedestrians who were struck by a motor vehicle will never completely recover from their injuries. Victims may even need a lifetime of assistance and special accommodations just to get around.
At GisbonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we have experience helping people with the following types of serious injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Wrongful death
At GisbonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we know what you’re going through because we’ve been there ourselves. We consider it a calling to help accident victims get the money you deserve to get better. John Singleton has worked for large insurance companies, and he knows their tactics and how to best respond. As a former federal and state prosecutor, Ken Gibson has taken hundreds of cases to trial, so the GibsonSingleton team will not hesitate to do whatever is necessary to get you justice.
Call (804) 413-6777 to learn more today. We’ll be happy to tell you about our Zero Fee Guarantee: That means, we don’t get paid unless we win your case.
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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.