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Helping those who have been hurt in Richmond County

Like many counties in Virginia, Richmond County has a prosperous history. Founded in 1692 from Rappahannock County, Richmond County rests in the heart of the Northern Neck of Virginia, bordering the breathtaking Tappahannock River.

Quintessentially rural, Richmond County is an incredible place to visit or live. For a fun day with the family, we recommend visiting Belle Isle and bringing a picnic. Or if you are feeling more adventurous, you can travel down the river and enjoy the sounds, smells, and sights of the famous Virginian wilderness. Of course, Richmond County has a great deal of history to soak in, with museums and historical sites such as the Beaver Dam Creek Battlefield.

We love to visit Richmond County and take in everything this wonderful county has to offer. From outdoor adventures, to historic significance, to fascinating art galleries, Richmond County is a delightful place to visit.

But unfortunately, even the most beautiful places can be dangerous when people act negligently.

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Where do accidents happen?

The truth is accidents happen everywhere, even in Richmond County. Richmond County has old roots and a small population, and its roads, buildings, and docks have wear and tear. Historic towns face deterioration, and that can be hard to keep repaired. On top of that, those visiting Richmond County may not know the roads, such as where to slow down, where to watch for wildlife, and where the turns get tight. Lack of knowledge plus a road in need of fixing can be a dangerous combination.

And that’s why we at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys are dedicated to our home of Virginia. This incredible Commonwealth is where our hearts are, and we want to serve our people and our visitors. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, call us at (804) 413-6777. We offer top-flight legal advice, and we do not charge you for a consultation about your case.

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Keep yourself safe while boating

Richmond County borders the Tappahannock River, so boating has been an important part of Richmond’s economy and survival since its founding. As such, many people in Richmond County spend a lot of time on a boat or in the river. While swimming and boating are great ways to cool off during hot summer days, they can be dangerous.

Here are a few safety tips to remember during your next visit to the river:

  • Keep a life preserver on everyone at all times.
  • Always keep a close eye on young children.
  • Never drink alcohol while driving a boat; instead, select a designated sober person to operate the boat.
  • Report anyone acting intoxicated or erratically while boating.
  • Make sure your flares are up to date and your fire extinguisher is full.

Boating accidents can be serious, and help can take a long time to reach you. Authorities must first be alerted, which can take a while, and then they must physically reach you. If your accident resulted from poor weather or a dangerous water condition, that can delay your rescue.

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Dangers on the road to watch out for

With narrow roads, tight turns, and hills, Richmond County roads can be challenging to drive for those unfamiliar with them. But with such breath-taking views and fascinating history, is it any wonder that tourists flock to this county every year? However, with the influx of tourists comes danger for those who share the road.

Given that Richmond County is rural with a fairly low population, you may expect the roadways to be safer than a large city or county. But accidents happen. Approximately 95 car accidents occurred in Richmond County in the most recent year that statistics were available, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. That means there were roughly two accidents every week. And of that 95, over half resulted in injuries or death.

Vehicle accidents often leave their victims with severe injuries, property damage, and intense emotional trauma. No one wants to see their loved ones and family members in pain or struggling with high medical bills, and so most of us try to drive defensively.

Unfortunately, when people drive negligently, there’s sometimes nothing you can do to protect yourself or those you love. That’s why if you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you need a dedicated, experienced Richmond County car accident lawyer to help you win the compensation you deserve.

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Common kinds of personal injuries in Richmond County

We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys specialize in personal injury cases. Personal injury refers to a wide range of accidents and situations. Quite simply, it includes any accident that resulted in injury and was caused by someone else’s negligence, reckless behavior, or poor choices.

We have worked on countless cases inside the Commonwealth of Virginia, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Biking accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dog bites
  • ATV injuries
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Premises liability accidents

Injuries because of negligence are no joke, and when you experience one, it can feel like your entire world is ending. You may have to contend with trauma, hospital bills, and the pain of your injuries. That’s why you need help from a top law firm in Virginia.

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We want to help

Our partners, John Singleton and Ken Gibson, know their way around personal injury cases. John spent years representing large insurance companies and knows their tactics well. Ken served as a State and Federal prosecutor and has extensive experience to take a case to trial if the at-fault insurance company does not offer a high enough settlement.

If you or a loved one have a personal injury case in Richmond County, contact GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys by calling (804) 413-6777. When we take on a case, we do not charge a dime until we have won you the compensation you deserve. Reach out to us today, and find out if you have a case.

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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.