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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.

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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Wrongful Death and the Florida Bridge Collapse

The collapse of the pedestrian bridge connecting Florida International University to the city of Sweetwater on March 15, 2017, is a tragic reminder of the unanticipated hazards we face in everyday life. Major news outlets have reported that there are…

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Apple Workplace Injuries

An unusual workplace injury made the news this week with reports of injuries at the new Apple Computers headquarters. Employees are literally walking into glass walls at Apple’s new state-of-the-art campus in Cupertino, CA. Steve Jobs once called the project…

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Why is Litigation so Time Consuming?

What takes so long? The process of getting a proper settlement is a complex one.  Many of our clients are surprised to find how long it can take for a claim to be settled with an insurance company or presented…

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Autonomous Vehicle Crash

In an interesting article in Forbes magazine, tort law expert Michael I. Krauss, from my alma mater, George Mason University, talks about some of the emerging legal issues around self-driving cars. He’s more skeptical about the safety of the new…

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