Northumberland County personal injury attorneys
Northumberland County was settled in 1635, more than 100 years before the founding of the United States. Many other counties in Virginia established around that time have since been dissolved or split into smaller areas, but Northumberland has remained almost the same since its founding. This county, like much of the Commonwealth, has historical importance for America.
Despite its small population and rural lifestyle, Northumberland offers plenty to do and see. You can visit the wonderful Chesapeake Bay for fun in the sun and waves. Local marinas offer the chance to catch a boat tour. The lush forests and fields offer endless relaxation space, not to mention artistic inspiration.
The attorneys at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury law firm love Northumberland. We consider the people and their visitors to be our neighbors and friends, and that’s why we are dedicated to helping those in Northumberland who need us.
Accidents happen everywhere, and people get hurt due to acts of negligence. Our team strongly believes that everyone deserves outstanding legal representation when pursuing justice. If you or a loved one has been injured by someone else’s poor choices, contact us at (804) 413-6777. We want to help you get better and get compensated for your losses.
Unfortunately, yes. Accidents happen everywhere, and idyllic Northumberland County is no exception. While the landscape is beautiful, the tight turns and narrow roads can be difficult for visitors to navigate safely. While locals will know where to slow down and pay attention, those new to the area don’t always.
On top of that, the historic nature of Northumberland means that many buildings, streets, and fences have to be properly maintained, which unfortunately, does not always happen. Roofs, walls, and floors can fall apart and lead to traumatic accidents and injuries.
Because Northumberland County is located on the Bay, boats are a common sight. Many locals make their living on boats and are experienced in proper safety measures. But not everyone operates boats safely, and some may drink alcohol or become distracted while driving. This means being on the Bay can be dangerous. You can run aground, flip over, or even lose a passenger overbroad. Boating accidents can cause serious injuries.
Based on our experience of living and practicing personal injury law in Eastern Virginia for many years, here are our best tips:
Watch where you step in stores and shops: Many historical buildings in Northumberland offer wonderful opportunities to explore. Many shops and local businesses are located in these older structures, which is part of what makes the county so intriguing. But historical buildings can be difficult to properly maintain, and accidents can result.
Property owners do have a responsibility to keep visitors and patrons reasonably safe. So if you get injured while walking around a building, the owner may be accountable.
Drive responsibly: This may seem like common sense, but it’s important to keep driving defensively top of mind. While we all know we’re supposed to drive responsibly, unfortunately, some people don’t pay attention on the road. Distracted, aggressive, and intoxicated driving are among the top causes of auto accidents.
While you can’t control how others behave, you can minimize your chances of being in an accident. Having a clean record also helps you in a personal injury case, because it makes it more difficult for an insurance company to blame you rather than their client.
Stay safe while on the water: Because Northumberland County is on the Bay, boating is a popular pastime, as well as a vital way of life for many locals. Boats can be dangerous though, and it’s important to keep safety in mind while on the water. Life preservers should be readily available and accessible in case of accident. Children should always wear a floatation vest. The boat operator should never consume alcohol. Finally, if you see another boat operator behaving erratically, contact the authorities right away.
GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys focuses on personal injury cases. This means that if someone has been hurt by an act of negligence that was not their fault, we can help. We have helped clients with all kinds of cases, but some of the most common personal injury areas include:
- Auto accidents (which includes cars, motorcycles, and trucks)
- Boat accidents
- Bike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Swimming pool accident
- Negligent security
- Slip and fall accidents
- Open water injuries
- Dog and other animal bites
These are common types of personal injury cases we see in our firm, but any injury caused by someone else’s negligence may be a strong personal injury case. If you’re unsure whether your injury would qualify, reach out to our team at (804) 413-6777. We have a no-fee guarantee, meaning that we don’t charge you until we’ve won your case. We love to answer questions and help people explore all their options.
We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys are hardworking, passionate, and dedicated to excellence. When we take on a client, we do everything in our power to help them win. Our partners, Ken Gibson and John Singleton, both served in the U.S. Marines. As such, they know how to make a plan of action and execute it to get the results our clients deserve. If you have a personal injury case and need help, call us at (804) 413-6777. You deserve justice, and we want to get it 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.