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Helping you get the resources you need after your child is injured in Virginia

We all want to protect our children and make sure they’re safe. But sometimes, bad things happen that are out of our control.

If someone harms your child, your child’s life and your family’s lives are changed forever. You may look to faith, family, and community for support. And you likely will take all the help you can get to care for your child and protect their future.

Ken Gibson and John Singleton are dedicated family men with children of their own. If your child was harmed by someone’s careless actions, we will do everything possible to make sure your child gets the best medical treatment, and that you are not worried about the costs.

We will leave no stone unturned to get you the money you need to care for your child now and in the future. You will always be treated like our neighbor, never like a number. Call our Virginia child injury lawyers at (804) 413-6777 to schedule a free consultation today. Find out your best options for the path forward after a child injury.

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What can cause childhood injuries?

When we send our children out into the world, we trust others to look after them, including teachers, bus drivers, medical workers, and even other parents in our community. But sometimes, people make careless mistakes that harm children. And as hard as it is to think about, some people intentionally harm children.

When someone fails to take the necessary steps to protect your child, the results can be devastating. Countless children are harmed every day by others, and more than 7,000 children are killed yearly due to unintentional injury.

Some of the most common types of injuries that children experience include:

  • Traffic accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Physical abuse
  • Playground injuries
  • School and daycare abuse
  • Sports and recreational injuries
  • Unsafe toys or household products

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Who is responsible for your child’s injuries?

Adults are supposed to stay vigilant when children are present. Everyone has a duty of care to take reasonable precautions to prevent others from being harmed. Sadly though, many people can and do harm children through their careless behavior.

Reckless, distracted, and intoxicated drivers threaten the safety of everyone on the road. And schools, businesses, and private organizations that work with children don’t always take the proper steps to safeguard their facilities, screen new employees, and provide the necessary employee training and supervision to protect kids.

Everyone whose actions affect the lives of children has a responsibility to prevent injuries from occurring. This includes:

  • Motorists
  • Business owners
  • Bus and van drivers
  • Pet owners
  • People with swimming pools
  • Daycare owners and operators
  • Churches and religious organizations
  • Manufacturers of toys and playground equipment
  • Public and private school teachers, personnel, and administrators
  • Medical care workers

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What are common injuries suffered by children?

Childhood injuries often require specialized treatment because kids are still growing and developing. If your child is injured, it’s critical to get him or her the proper care to minimize the harm they suffer now and later.

Injuries that frequently result when children suffer accidents and mistreatment include:

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What types of damages can families recover after a child is injured?

A personal injury claim for childhood injuries can include the following types of damages:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Long-term care
  • Medical devices
  • Time missed from parents’ work
  • Loss of future earning capability
  • Wheelchair access
  • Medications
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Occupational therapy
  • In-home care
  • Educational assistance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death

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How can Virginia personal injury lawyers at GibsonSingleton help after a child is injured?

It’s heart-wrenching to see a child who has been harmed by another person’s actions or inaction. If someone hurt your child, our team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys is willing to stand by your side every step of the way until justice has been achieved.

The road to recovery may be long, and your child may require extensive medical treatment and even ongoing care. Your child’s injuries could limit his or her future income and employment opportunities.

At GibsonSingleton, we are Virginia personal injury trial attorneys, and we will hold firm when negotiating with insurance companies. We understand the importance of getting a financial settlement that fully covers the short- and long-term expenses that can result from childhood injuries.

We consider it a calling to help people who have been harmed by the careless actions of others. We will serve you with excellence and compassion.

And, we don’t charge you unless we win your case – it’s our Zero Fee Guarantee. Call us at (804) 413-6777 to schedule a free consultation today to learn more about all of your options.

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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.