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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.

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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Driving Safety for Teens and Seniors

For anyone with teenage drivers or parents who are becoming frail with age, driving can become a worrisome venture. This week a client brought to our attention an amazingly thoughtful and in-depth NPR podcast hosted by Mindy Todd at Atlantic Public…

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Can I Be Sued For Performing CPR or First Aid in an Emergency?

Knowing what to do in the face of a medical emergency could be the difference between life and death. According to the American Heart Association, “CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or…

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From Lawyer to U.S. President

Burnett & Williams’ lawyers are in good company on this Presidents’ Day: nearly 60% of all U.S. presidents were lawyers before they were elected commander in chief. Many people who seek justice and fairness and possess a desire to help…

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Sweethearts of Burnett & Williams

Valentines Day is a day to remember the loved ones that make life great. Here’s a look at some of the family & friends our staff is celebrating with this holiday!

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