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Virginia is a wonderful place that offers many opportunities to residents and guests alike. We can’t imagine living anywhere else. The Commonwealth has numerous beautiful and interesting places to tour, including Colonial Williamsburg, Arlington Cemetery, and the homes of six U.S. presidents – George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Poplar Forest, James Madison’s Montpelier, James Monroe’s Highland, Woodrow Wilson’s Presidential Library, Museum, and birthplace, and William Harrison’s Berkeley Plantation.

But no matter where in Virginia you go, we all have a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid harming others.

If you or a loved one is injured by another person’s negligent or wrongful behavior, you shouldn’t have to pay for medical expenses and other losses because of the injury. Under Virginia law, you have the right to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for all damages – both economic and non-economic.

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we represent people who have been hurt. You won’t owe us anything unless we win your case. We call it our Zero Fee Guarantee.

Give us a call at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777 to schedule a free consultation today and find out your best options.

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Client Testimonial

"From the beginning to the end of this process Ken Gibson and John Singleton were amazing! They kept me informed and explained every part of the process to me. They went above and beyond for me and my daughter and fought for what we deserved! Will recommend them to anyone who needs a personal injury attorney!!"

- Ashleigh E.

What types of accidents cause injuries?

No matter how safe a situation seems, anyone can be injured without warning. In one moment, another person’s reckless behavior, poor decision, or lack of attention can change your life forever through one of these harmful incidents:

  • ATV accidents. Whether used for work or recreation, all-terrain vehicles may cause serious injuries, and those injured may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Bicycle accidents. While cyclists have the same right of way as other vehicles, Virginia has enacted a “three-foot law” requiring motorists to provide at least three feet of space when passing a bicycle. That’s because bicycle riders are particularly vulnerable to the actions of unsafe drivers.
  • Boat accidents. Every year, serious injuries and fatalities happen in boating accidents on the ocean and in lakes, rivers, and streams of Virginia. These accidents are often caused by unsafe boat conditions, lack of safety equipment, and careless or intoxicated captains.
  • Car accidents. Negligent drivers who run stop signs and traffic signals, intoxicated drivers, distracted drivers, drivers who ignore traffic laws, and speeding drivers cause accidents that often result in catastrophic injuries.
  • Dog bites. In Virginia, dog owners are required to keep dangerous animals on their own property and obey local leash laws. Dog attacks cause severe injuries, disfigurement, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sadly, the victims of these attacks are often defenseless children.
  • Farm equipment accidents. In Virginia, tractors and other farm vehicles often travel along local roads to get to their destination. These vehicles weigh several tons, and when operators disobey traffic laws or do not install the proper safety equipment, deadly collisions can occur.
  • Motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, a lot of drivers fail to look out for motorcycles. Motorcycle riders pay a heavy price when negligent drivers make dangerous maneuvers, such as careless left turns and hasty lane changes. These accidents can cause severe injuries because motorcycles don’t offer the same type of protection as cars.
  • Nursing home abuse. It’s unthinkable that anyone would harm older citizens, but countless nursing home residents have suffered physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, theft, and financial exploitation.
  • Pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians can suffer serious injuries due to the careless actions of distracted and speeding drivers. Many of these accidents happen at crosswalks. Parking lots with missing traffic signs, poorly marked directions, or limited supervision can also be dangerous places for pedestrians.
  • Premises liability. Businesses, apartment complexes, and property owners have an obligation to provide a safe environment for guests, residents, employees, and visitors. That’s why loose handrails, tripping hazards, slippery floors, broken elevators, unrestrained animals, and other hazards that may cause reasonably foreseeable injuries must be eliminated as quickly as possible.
  • Sexual abuse by a religious organization. You have the right to seek damages if you or your loved one was a victim of sexual abuse. Sadly, officials working at churches and other religious institutions have been responsible for heinous acts of sexual abuse across the country, and many of these crimes are committed against children. In Virginia, children who were sexually abused are still allowed to file a sexual abuse claim in adulthood.
  • Sexual abuse by a massage business. When an employee working at a massage business violates a patient’s trust by engaging in lewd conduct or inappropriate touching, the victim has the right to seek monetary damages.
  • Truck accidents. A big rig truck weighs up to 40 tons when fully loaded. Trucks take twice as long to stop as regular passenger vehicles, and they have large blind spots on all four sides. Trucking companies must only hire employees with safe driving records. When trucking companies try to save money by skimping on inspections, hiring, training, and necessary repairs, they endanger the lives of everyone along the highway.
  • Wrongful death. Family members have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim if a loved one’s death was caused by the “wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another party. Compensation may include the loss of love, companionship, and financial support. Strict rules and filing deadlines may apply, so speak with an experienced wrongful death lawyer right away.

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Why file a Virginia personal injury claim?

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Medical treatment for serious injuries can be expensive. You may have to miss work while you are recovering from your injuries, making you unable to earn the wages you need to survive and support your family. Some injuries cause permanent disability, meaning you may not be able to continue in your current profession after a serious accident.

Although it can’t take away the pain and suffering, filing a personal injury claim holds the responsible party accountable. The person or company that caused your injuries should compensate you for the losses you have suffered. Compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering is possible.

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How can I get compensation for a personal injury?

If someone else’s negligence caused injury to you or a loved one, the best thing to do is to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A knowledgeable Virginia personal injury lawyer can do the following for you:

  • Tell you if you have a case
  • Investigate your accident or injury fully
  • Build a strong case based on the evidence
  • Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Fight for your rights in court if necessary

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What should I do after suffering a personal injury?

Take these steps to help others and yourself and to strengthen your personal injury claim:

  1. Call 911.
  2. Use your cell phone to collect photos of the accident scene. For dog bites, take pictures of the animal if it’s safe to do so.
  3. If your injury occurs at business, inform management about the accident right away.
  4. Visit your doctor as soon as you can and report all the symptoms you’re feeling. Some injuries may grow worse over time.
  5. Contact GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys.
  6. Follow all your doctor’s treatment recommendations, attend follow-up appointments and rehab sessions, and save records for all the medical treatment you receive.
  7. Don’t reveal details about the accident to friends or on social media.
  8. If insurance representatives contact you, inform them that they will be hearing from your personal injury attorney.

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Why is it important to find the right Virginia personal injury attorney?

After you have suffered a serious injury in an accident, an insurance agent will likely contact you. Insurance companies typically try to cut costs whenever they can. That often means denying claims and limiting the amount they pay out in verdicts and settlements.

If you don’t have a strong personal injury attorney on your side, insurance companies won’t take you seriously. A common tactic they use is making a lowball offer that isn’t nearly enough to cover the costs of your injuries and other expenses caused by the accident. Sadly, many people take these offers, believing it’s the best one possible.

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, one of our partners has worked for large insurance companies, so we know all their tricks. Our other partner was a federal and state prosecutor who has taken large cases to trial around Virginia and the United States.

We’ll investigate your accident and file a claim that accurately reflects your true costs. If the insurance company refuses to make a serious offer, we are always prepared to take them to trial.

The insurance companies know which lawyers are pushovers who settle claims without going to trial. John Singleton and Ken Gibson are former U.S. Marines with strong track records. Insurance companies know that we mean business. We will work wisely to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company, but if one is offered, we will take them to court.

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What types of compensation are available for personal injury accidents?

When GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys files a personal injury claim, it includes these types of damages:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Time missed from work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical devices
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Occupational therapy
  • Disfigurement
  • Medications
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Assisted living care
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Wheelchair access for home and auto
  • Wrongful death

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Who can I call for help after suffering a personal injury?

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we’ve dedicated our firm to getting justice for accident victims. One of our mottoes is “big city experience, small town care.” Our former clients are happy to tell you about the neighborly service and outstanding results they have received.

John Singleton and Ken Gibson have both been injured by senseless accidents themselves, so they have real empathy for what you and your loved ones are going through. Being unprepared to serve you with the highest level of excellence is not an option for them.

Contact us by calling (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777 to learn more today.

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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
    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.