MLK Day Service Opportunities in Richmond and the Tri-Cities Area

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Martin Luther King Day is celebrated as a national day of service. Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities. In Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield HandsOn Greater Richmond is leading the charge in organizing volunteer participation, and you can sign up here. Opportunities in other towns around the Commonwealth can also be found using their search tool. In Petersburg, high school students can participate in an afternoon of learning and service at the Tabernacle... Read More >

Jan 12, 2018 @ 6:34 pm

Air Gun Injuries to Children’s Eyes Increasing

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Every year over 19,000 children are treated for eye injuries in the U.S., and over 2,000 of those injuries are caused by air guns.  This article  from CNN takes a close look at childhood eye injuries and offers some interesting information, including the fact that in 89% of the air gun incidents, there is no adult present. Air guns include BB guns, pellet guns, and paintball guns. The National Rifle Association recommends treating air guns with the “same respect and... Read More >

Jan 10, 2018 @ 8:33 pm

December Ampersand Award: Unidos por Puerto Rico

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In this holiday season we think there are two rules everyone should follow: 1. Connect with family and friends, 2. Look for ways to help others who need it. Over the past three months staff and volunteers at the Chantilly non-profit, Unidos por Puerto Rico, have been organizing non-stop to help family, friends, and neighbors in Puerto Rico who are suffering from the devastating impacts of hurricane Maria and other major storms this past fall. While the rest of the... Read More >

Dec 21, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

Legal Myth #7: Are Injury Cases Worth 3x the Medical Costs?

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Every week clients ask for estimates on the final value of their case, and often we hear the same question: “I’ve heard my case is worth three times my medicals bills, is this correct?” No. In reality, there is no overarching formula for valuing a personal injury claim. It is simply a common myth that a claim is worth three times the medical bills, because in reality each case is unique. The reality is that that the value of a... Read More >

Dec 20, 2017 @ 12:51 pm

Can Treatment of Sleep Apnea Prevent Car and Truck Accidents?

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Sleep apnea is a common chronic sleep disorder where an individual suffers from frequent breathing pauses or shallow breathing when they sleep. Due to disruptions in sleep, sleep apnea sufferers are often extremely drowsy throughout the day, making accidents on the road and in the workplace far more likely. The latest reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that 846 deaths resulted from drowsy-driving related crashes in 2014. The National Institution of Health conducted research indicating that 12-18... Read More >

Dec 07, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Insurance Tips: Maximizing Value on Your Auto Insurance

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Peter Burnett spoke to 80 seniors last month at the Sterling United Methodist Church about the importance of maintaining strong coverage levels on their personal auto insurance. Members of the church’s Senior Activity Group provided an engaged audience, listening carefully, taking notes, and asking insightful questions as Peter went through the many issues surrounding proper coverage levels. In our decades of legal practice, we’ve helped many people deal with tough injuries sustained in serious car accidents in Virginia. Most of... Read More >

Dec 05, 2017 @ 7:09 am


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We like to joke in our offices about our “country lawyers” and our “city lawyers” (you can take guesses at who is who).  One of our attorneys is a gourmet chef and avid foodee, while another plays in a bluegrass band.  One speaks fluent french while another can quote batting averages from the Washington Senators. On a recent fall weekend Don Culkin and Peter Burnett showed their true colors when working to fix the hydraulics on Peter’s 1953 Ford Jubilee... Read More >

Dec 01, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

Join the Rush to Help Others on “Giving Tuesday”!

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For the past 12 years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been referred to by the non-profit community as #GivingTuesday. It is marked as the day that kicks-off end-of-year charitable giving by corporate donors and individuals. No matter how you give, whether it is of your time, talent, or treasure, Tuesday November 28th is a day to encourage sharing your gifts with the world. At Burnett & Williams, we’d like to encourage our friends and colleagues to join us in marking... Read More >

Nov 28, 2017 @ 7:00 am