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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.

How safe is your family in your car?

February 2007 DID YOU KNOW? Only 10 to 20% of children between the ages of 4 and 7 are properly restrained when riding in a car? What makes them safe: a booster seat. A booster seat raises the child up,…

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Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving

January 2007 In your circle of friends, name five people who don’t have a cell phone. Name one. Can’t do it? Not surprising since, for most Americans (224 million in 2006), cell phones are an indispensable tool for communicating anytime,…

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Peter C. Burnett named “2007 Washington DC Super Lawyer”

For the second straight year, Peter C. Burnett of Burnett & Williams was selected as a Super Lawyer. This time, Peter was recognized in the Washington D.C. area. Super Lawyers is an annual award given to attorneys who demonstrate excellence…

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Peter C. Burnett named “2006 Virginia Super Lawyer”

Peter C. Burnett of Burnett & Williams was awarded the distinction of being named a 2006 Virginia Super Lawyer by the legal community and a state-wide blue ribbon panel. This distinction recognizes Peter's legal excellence and achievement as well as…

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Safer, Smarter Drivers; A Reminder of Speeding’s Dangers

November 2006 You’re driving on a busy, four lane roadway, caught up in the flow of traffic, when you suddenly realize that you are traveling 75 miles per hour – or 15 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.…

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Walk to Cure Diabetes

June 4, 2006  Lansdowne, Virginia On June 4, Burnett and Williams participated in the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Our team raised money for juvenile diabetes research and also got some good exercise…

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‘Hypersensitivity’ does not limit emotional damages, court holds

By Alan Cooper , from the Virginia Lawyers Weekly journal The Supreme Court of Virginia has decided to stay away from the distinction between physical and emotional injuries that it announced in "Kondaurov v. Kerdasha" in November. The court took…

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“Duty of Good Faith” Presentation

Jim Williams gave a presentation on "duty of good faith" at the April 21, 2006 CLE Seminar on Handling Insurance Law Matters in Virginia. In conjunction with his role as a faculty member at this seminar, Jim was also one…

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