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Representing those injured due to negligence in Westmoreland

Westmoreland County is a historical gem in the Commonwealth of Virginia -- it is the birthplace of our first president, George Washington. Founded in 1653 from Northumberland County, it is an incredible place to visit. Bordering the Potomac and the Tappahannock rivers, Westmoreland’s waters can take your breath away.

For those who want to learn more about our county’s history, the George Washington Birthplace National Monument delivers and more. For those looking for an adventure, the Westmoreland State Park offers incredible boating, fishing, and hiking opportunities. As a county, Westmoreland has something to offer everyone.

But sadly, even this most picturesque place can be dangerous.

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Accidents in Westmoreland

Accidents can happen anywhere, even in Westmoreland. While the county has a low population, it has been steadily increasing for the past decade. As more people move to this rural spot, the roadways and buildings can become worn due to constant wear and tear. Given how old the county is, it has already experienced its share of deterioration. Historic buildings and structures are difficult to properly repair and renovate. On top of that, those visiting Westmoreland, or those who have recently moved there, may have a difficult time navigating the older roads and streets. All of these factors can create a dangerous situation.

That’s where we at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys come in. We are dedicated to Virginia and its people. The Commonwealth is our home, and we serve our fellow Virginians and our guests to the best of our ability. As former U.S. Marines, we are not afraid of doing leg work or hard work.

If you have been injured because of an act of negligence, we offer the legal advice you need to recover fair compensation. Call us at (804) 413-6777 to find out what a Westmoreland personal injury attorney can do for you. We have a Zero Fee Guarantee, meaning you will not pay us a penny until we win your case.

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Enjoy the water while staying safe

Given that Westmoreland County borders two large rivers, the Potomac and the Tappahannock, boating has been an important part of life for locals since the county’s founding. Many rely on the rivers for their livelihood, and even more go out on to the water to relax or cool off during hot Virginian summers. However, boating, can be dangerous.

We at GibsonSingleton want to prevent accidents from happening. That’s why we often share tips for those who want to try out boating safely.

  • Always watch young children closely because they can fall or jump into water in a second.
  • Never drink and captain a boat — operating a boat while inebriated is just as dangerous as driving a car while drunk.
  • Keep a life preserver on at all times while on the boat, and make sure your passengers do as well.
  • If you witness people behaving erratically while on a boat, report them to the proper authorities right away. You could save their lives and yours.
  • Check the weather before heading out onto the water.
  • Make sure your flares are up to date, your radio is working, and your fire extinguisher is full.

After a boating accident, you risk serious injuries, or even drowning. It can take hours for you to be reached by rescue teams, because they have to first find out you are in danger and then reach you. That’s why following proper boating procedures is so important.

However, when it comes to accidents caused by negligence, even the most careful people can end up being harmed through no fault of their own.

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Keeping safe on the road

Like many rural and historic areas, Westmoreland has old roads that were created hundreds of years ago by new settlers. As such, many of the roads are narrow, have tight turns, and take unexpected detours up and down steep hills. That can make a short drive difficult for those unfamiliar with the terrain. As such, there was an alarming 166 accidents happened in Westmoreland County in the most recent year statistics were available, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. That means there was an accident almost every two days!

Car accidents often leave people with injuries, emotional trauma, and expensive hospital bills. Because most of us live paycheck to paycheck, just figuring out how to pay for medical treatment can be stressful, let alone dealing with recovering and taking care of your family.

If your car accident was not your fault, then you may be able to receive proper compensation. By connecting with an experienced personal injury attorney who has strong case results, you can start the process of filing a claim against the at-fault party and their insurance company. With a strong case and an even stronger legal team, you could recover enough compensation to cover your expenses, as well as to keep you and your family comfortable during your recovery.

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What does personal injury mean?

Personal injury may seem like a vague term, and clients often ask us what it really means. The most basic definition is any injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, bad choices, or deliberate action. Some of the more common examples of cases we take include:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Biking accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Medical malpractice
  • Swimming pool injuries
  • Premises liability accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents

While we can try to act, drive, or boat as defensively and safely as possible, we cannot control the actions of others. While you may never get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol, someone else may not be so responsible. Sadly, when your accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you often end up being the one who bears the brunt of the fallout. No one should have to pay for someone else’s actions. That’s why your best chance at recovering the compensation you need might just be getting in contact with skilled attorneys and filing a claim.

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We’re here when you need help

We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys have dedicated ourselves to personal injury cases for a reason. Like too many people, we have been in serious car accidents caused by acts of negligence ourselves. We know how emotionally and financially devastating they can be. That’s why we take these cases so seriously. If you or a loved one has a personal injury or wrongful death case in Westmoreland County, call us at (804) 413-6777 or visit us online. We’re waiting to hear about your 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.