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Burnett and Williams has a long history of working hard to serve our clients and the Virginia communities in which we practice. In our blog, we share news of interest and articles that we hope will educate the public about important issues of personal injury law and insurance law. We welcome comments and questions on any topic.

Virginia Passes Ban on Handheld Devices

Distracted driving has become a public safety crisis, and now long-overdue legislation aims at reversing the trend. by Jonathan B. Slater, attorney Burnett & Williams P.C. Orange, Culpeper, Charlottesville Existing Virginia law that prohibits texting while driving has left ample…

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Prince Philip has Been Responsible for Several Car Crash Injuries

Last month there was news that Britain’s Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, had caused a car crash near their home in Norfolk, UK, when he pulled onto a highway in front of a car that was traveling 50…

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Even in Smaller Back Injury Cases, Strong Advocacy Can Add Up

At the end of 2018, attorney Matthew Bass took an unusual route to securing positive results in a Fairfax car accident injury case that was smaller than we often take on, but very important to our client. While most of…

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Interesting Lawsuits Series Chapter LIII: Saints Fans v. NFL

Loss of Joy? When the Saints lost to the Rams on Sunday, many fans came away sure that a bad call late in the game was the deciding factor that kept the Saints from making it to Super Bowl LIII.…

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Honoring the Cause: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“The time is always right to do what is right.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said this at our National Cathedral in Washington D.C. on March 31, 1968, four days before his assassination. Today we celebrate how he led our…

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Greek Life and Liability

When the members of a Greek Organization engage in deadly hazing rituals, who can be held accountable? It’s a time-honored tradition at many colleges and universities across the country: fraternity and sorority pledging, followed by initiation rituals that frequently involve…

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Virginia: Who’s Responsible for Snow Removal?

The first major winter storm of 2019 swept through Virginia over the weekend. Virginia State Police responded to more than 230 traffic accidents in the first 12 hours of Sunday alone, and schools and businesses across the region were closed…

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How to Tie a Christmas Tree to the Roof of Your Car

When it comes to using the family car as a delivery truck, we’ve all seen some questionable tie-downs that look neither safe nor secure. Most of us are guilty of having rigged something on the roof of our car that…

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