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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.

The Dangerous Chaos Surrounding Electric Scooters

Lately, there has been an interesting new development in the transportation-share world: rental electric scooters that appear in cityscapes overnight, without much consideration for permitting or public safety. These smartphone-accessible vehicles have upended public safety in many neighborhoods, including right…

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Burnett & Williams Featured in “The Best Lawyers in America, 2018”

We’re pleased to announce that Burnett & Williams is being featured in the 25th edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” This is the 5th year in a row that we have been recognized among firms in the Washington, D.C.…

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Women Giving Back

Burnett & Williams is pleased to announce the recipient of our August Ampersand Award for Community Excellence: Women Giving Back, a nonprofit organization located in Sterling that is dedicated to providing free clothing for at-risk women and children in Northern…

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Case Study: Drunk Driver Accidents and “Dram Shop” Liability

Case Facts On May 8, 2015, Amy Dell went bar hopping in Syracuse, New York. She reportedly drank alcohol in at least five bars. After finishing her night of drinking, Ms. Dell reportedly was so intoxicated that she collapsed before…

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Tragic Boat Accident Leads to Potential Wrongful Death Claims

When a tour boat capsized in Branson, Missouri yesterday, 17 people died and a number of passengers were injured. This tragedy suddenly cut short the lives of more than a dozen people, some of them feared to be children. Because…

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Choosing a Cycling Helmet Just Got Easier

by Seth Lindberg | Attorney, Reston, Leesburg The grueling, weeks-long Tour de France – probably the world’s best-known bike race – began last Saturday. This year's Tour is a combination of 21 flat, hilly, and mountainous stages with time-trials interspersed.…

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Fire Pit Accidents on the Rise

Once upon a time, summertime backyards were furnished with simple basics like aluminum folding chairs, charcoal grills, and plastic coolers. In recent years the trend has moved toward transforming a home’s outdoor space into another “room” of the house. Yards…

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