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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’s Top Jury Award, 2017

Burnett & Williams’ Team Won $7,000,000 in Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Trial. Attorney Donald S. Culkin, from Burnett & Williams’ Leesburg office, was honored to work with Anthony Russell and Les Bowers of Gentry Locke in Roanoke to win a…

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“Steal This…” – A Reaction Piece to Virginia’s New Felony Larceny Law

Virginia has finally raised the felony larceny threshold from $200 to $500. The new law goes into effect July 1, 2018. The $200 limit was set in 1980 and had not seen an increase until this year. This meant that…

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Essential Car Seat Safety

In our years of personal injury work, cases involving children hurt in car crashes are always among the most emotionally difficult, especially when a car or truck accident results in a wrongful death. Last year, we shared news of a…

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We Are The Champions! Congratulations to the Hopewell HS Blue Devils

Hopewell Attorney C. James Williams III was thrilled when the Hopewell High School Blue Devils honored him with a championship ring during their state football title celebration last month. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month last fall, Jim’s “Field of Dreams”…

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Do Driver’s Insurance Costs Increase with Age? Not Really.

When people think of drivers over 55, they may think of that old cartoon character Mr. Magoo, the wealthy retiree who refuses to wear glasses but continues to drive. This stereotype of older Americans feeds the myth that older drivers…

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April Ampersand – “It’s My Very Own,” Shenandoah County Chapter

This month’s Ampersand Award is being presented to a very special project called, “It’s My Very Own,” in New Market, Virginia. This program identifies children who are being removed from their homes by Child Protective Services, and offers a “Bag…

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 2018

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. To raise awareness of the condition, the Brain Injury Association of America, located in Vienna, VA, shares resources and information throughout the month to help “de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and…

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Criminal Law vs. Civil Law in a Traffic Accident

If you are one of the approximately 65,000 unlucky Virginians injured in a motor vehicle accident every year, and if the other driver, or “Defendant,” involved in the accident is charged with a traffic infraction or a criminal offense, you…

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