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One of Virginia’s Oldest & Most Experienced Personal Injury Law Firms.

OUR EXPERTISE. YOUR CASE.

VIRGINIA'S HIGHEST JURY VERDICT 2017

We provide exceptional representation for exceptional results.

INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.

Every Case, Every Client.
The Details Matter.

A HIGHER STANDARD.
FOR YOU.

Let Us Put Our Expert Team On Your Side.

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Major Car Accidents Can Have Longterm Consequences.
Every day in Virginia there are hundreds of auto accidents, many of them minor, but some of them life changing. We know from experience that insurance companies are pretty easy to deal with when the stakes are low, but when property damages and medical costs become significant, negotiations always become difficult. That’s when you need an experienced legal team on your side. We’ll handle all negotiations for you, and make sure that you receive every benefit you deserve under Virginia’s personal injury and insurance laws.

 

Are you looking for accident representation in Virginia? Call (800) 969-1650 or contact us today.

Every motor vehicle accident case raises at least three questions:

1) Who was at fault? To be entitled to damages under Virginia law, you must prove that someone else was at fault in causing the accident. Sometimes the question of fault is easily determined, such as when someone for no legitimate reason drives through a red light and collides with someone who is lawfully in the intersection. What, you might ask, could be a legitimate reason for driving through a red light? Well, the answers are endless – mechanical failure, sudden illness, or anything else that the driver is unable to control. Until your opponent concedes liability for the accident, you should take nothing for granted. For example, contrary to popular belief, a driver who drives into the rear of another car is not automatically at fault under the law. Fault is a threshold question. Without first establishing fault, the case cannot proceed.

2) What are the accident injuries? The amount that an injury victim is entitled to recover from a negligent driver is usually determined by the extent of the injuries, although in some cases the defendant’s conduct is so outrageous that the injured victim can also assert a claim for punitive damages. The most common elements of compensatory damages in motor vehicle cases include bodily injuries and their effect, past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, future lessened earning capacity, disfigurement, inconvenience, pain, and suffering. Virginia law sets no limit on the dollar amount an injury victim can recover in compensatory damages.

3) Is there adequate insurance coverage to fully compensate you for your injuries? There are many potential sources of insurance coverage from which you might receive compensation for your injuries. The insurance coverage types available to automobile accident victims fall into three categories: liability coverage; uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage; and medical expense coverage (also known as medical payments coverage or “med pay”). Sources of potential insurance coverage can be found in some unexpected places, so when you meet with us, be sure to provide us with a copy of every policy that might apply. Because Virginia law sets such low limits on the amount of insurance that motor vehicle owners must have, we see too many people who have cases of clear liability, substantial injuries, but grossly inadequate insurance coverage.

To ensure that this does not happen to you, please review your own policies and consider increasing the limits on your uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.

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Year after year, Burnett & Williams stands out, getting recognized by U.S. News as one of Virginia’s Best Law Firms. Our attorneys have received numerous accolades for our work and civic service over the years, including Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Virginia’s Leaders in the Law, and the Virginia State Bar Bar Leader of the Year
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