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From boating to golfing, there's no shortage of recreation in and around Middlesex County. We always enjoy visiting the Piankatank River Golf Club, the Middlesex County Museum, and the Virginia Motor Speedway. As former Marines, we are proud that the most decorated Marine in U.S. history, Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, called Middlesex home and is buried at Christ Church there. And who couldn’t enjoy shopping, dining, and soaking in the natural beauty of historic Urbanna and Deltaville?

But unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere, even when we’re unwinding on the weekend. It's important to be careful and stay safe while enjoying yourself. Watch out for dangers when boating. Look both ways before heading into traffic - a vehicle collision can turn a great day into a nightmare.

In 2015, the Virginia Highway Safety Office reported 97 crashes in Middlesex County. Sixty of them produced injuries, and two were fatal. So far this year, 89 collisions - including some property-only damage - have been recorded. Again, two were fatal. About half involved injury to the people in the vehicles.

If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else's carelessness, you're not alone. GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys has decades of combined experience dealing with insurance companies and holding those responsible accountable for their actions. We’re here to serve you, so put us to work. Contact us at (804) 413-6777 for a free sit-down to discuss your case.

Boating dangers to watch out for

With so much gorgeous coastline in Middlesex County along the Piankatank and Rappahannock Rivers, you may want to go boating every day. Just remember to be cautious on the water. Everyone should wear life preservers while on a boat, and young children should be watched carefully. If you see other boaters who seem intoxicated or who are ignoring rules about safe boat use, report them to local officials to help keep everyone safer.

Vehicle accidents and drunk drivers

We may not see the amount of traffic in Middlesex County that we do in large cities, but that doesn't mean there aren't bad accidents happening regularly. Unfortunately, we see too many car accidents on high-speed rural highways like Route 17 and Route 33 running through the heart of Middlesex County.

Remember to share the road with other drivers, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians who may be enjoying the gorgeous country around us. Be particularly careful in areas that lack sidewalks, as pedestrians may be closer to the road than usual.

Drunk drivers are a particular danger in any area, but especially in recreational areas like ours where people can tend to have too much fun. Your risk of running into a drunk driver is higher at night, and on weekends and holidays, so be extra careful when driving then. If you suspect another driver is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, give that vehicle extra space and report it to local law enforcement as soon as possible.

Truck and motorcycle accidents

Accidents with large trucks are also dangerous. Commercial trucks can destroy a small car and receive only minor damage in return. Be careful when driving around these trucks, and give them plenty of room for braking and turning. On the positive side, Middlesex hasn’t had a large truck accident since 2015, when there were five separate incidents in one year.

While accidents with motorcycles are rarer, they are more often fatal. In Middlesex County, there has been one motorcycle accident a year since 2015, all of them producing injuries. Motorcyclists are exposed and lack the protection that drivers of cars and trucks have. As drivers, we need to give motorcycles enough room to be safe. At the same time, motorcyclists have to obey speed limits and traffic laws like other drivers.

After any injury, put GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys to work for you

If you or someone you love has been injured because of someone else's carelessness, don't try to handle things yourself. Contact GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free (855) 781-6777 today and tell us about what happened. You’ll learn more about your options and can make a plan to move forward.

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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
    John speaks at Gloucester’s Senior Safety Fair, reviewing key legal documents.
  • 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.
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