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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.

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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Recent changes at Burnett & Williams

We are excited and pleased to announce the addition of a new personal injury litigator, C. James Williams, III. Jim is a highly regarded attorney who fits perfectly with our vision for the future of the firm. He is a…

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Dedication to our Community

One of our firm’s core values is  social responsibility. The growth and success of our firm is meaningless if we do not use what we have learned to help our community. Starting in Spring 2006, we will be launching a…

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2006 Class of Fellows – By Peter Burnett

April 2006 There is no shortage of bad press when it comes to lawyers. Unfortunately a few bad apples do a pretty good job rotting the entire barrel. It is even more unfortunate that the public is usually unaware of…

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Medical Malpractice in Virginia

February 2006 In July 2005, a new section of law was added to the Virginia Code that changes the environment for medical malpractice legislation. One of the major changes is the new requirement of a “Certification of Expert Witness Opinion”…

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