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Attorney Jim Williams is Presented with a Certificate of Appreciation

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In every personal injury case handled by Burnett & Williams, we work to advance our client’s position as far as possible within the guidelines of Virginia law. Usually this means working persistently with insurance adjusters to get them to see the case through the eyes of our client, with all of the impact that the client feels. Often, the most satisfying part of that process is getting to know our clients and their families. It is not unusual for families... Read More >


Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:18 pm

Truck Underride Guards: New Truck Safety Recommendation Gaining Traction

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Watch the gif Last month at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety  meeting in Greene County, VA, there was an in-depth discussion about the benefits of truck underride guards in tractor trailer accidents, and the possibility of new legislation in Richmond and Washington, DC to mandate them. Truck underride guards are steel bars that attach to the sides and backs of large trucks to prevent smaller vehicles or bicyclists from moving underneath the truck during an accident. The attached video ... Read More >


Sep 13, 2017 @ 3:59 pm

National Ampersand Day 2017

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Happy National Ampersand Day!  We were surprised and happy to see that so many Americans share our love for the all-powerful ampersand that there is an unofficial National Ampersand Day celebrated on September 8.   For over 25 years Burnett & Williams has used our big red ampersand as a symbol of the commitment we have to the communities we serve, and the partnership we have with each and every client. We make sure that every case we take becomes stronger with... Read More >


Sep 08, 2017 @ 5:00 am

Helping Together: Sharing & Caring after Hurricane Harvey

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After a disaster on the scale of Hurricane Harvey, many people would like to find some way to help out. But what is the most effective way to do that? To figure out what is best, it is important to realize that there are three main stages of recovery, and the third stage will take the longest: Stage 1: Response – saving lives and removing people from harm’s way. Stage 2: Relief – making sure people are temporarily housed, clothed,... Read More >


Sep 05, 2017 @ 6:56 pm

Will Venus Williams Be Held Responsible in a Wrongful Death Case?

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As Venus Williams has moved through the brackets at the U.S. Open this week, her involvement in a fatal car crash in June still hangs over her head. The crash, which killed a former tennis pro, Jerome Barson, and injured his wife, has pulled Ms. Williams into a wrongful death personal injury case that has already revealed many of complexities we often see in these circumstances. The initial reports of the incident, which happened in early June in Palm Beach Garden,... Read More >


Sep 01, 2017 @ 6:56 pm

Finding Coverage in an Auto Accident Case

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Introduction There are so many different types of insurance that we find our clients often don’t understand some of the different coverages they carry. This case study illustrates how different coverages might impact a typical auto accident case. For background, your “Liability insurance” is the coverage that pays damages to injured persons when the accident is your fault. Most people buy it with two coverage limits for an accident: per person and per accident. It is also sold in a... Read More >


Aug 30, 2017 @ 3:09 pm

Why Don’t School Buses Have Seatbelts (and a few back-to-school tips)?

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As students from Leesburg to Petersburg return to school, one frequently asked question is, “why don’t school buses have seatbelts?” According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, school buses are the safest way to get to school. They are more highly regulated than passenger vehicles, and they are designed to be much safer. They are highly visible, and have flashing lights to further increase their visibility. In their seat configuration, school buses use a safety system called “compartmentalization.” The... Read More >


Aug 25, 2017 @ 8:18 am

Latest Findings in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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When researchers at Boston University’s Medical School released their latest findings on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in NFL players last month, we weren’t surprised. In our work advocating for victims of car accidents, truck accidents, and other lesser impact accidents, we see a lot of people who suffer from traumatic brain injury. In many cases, what seems to start as a simple concussion often turns into a lifetime of struggle with chronic neurodegenerative disease. Typically, the extent of the brain injury... Read More >


Aug 18, 2017 @ 3:03 pm