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Defective Property Conditions Liability Attorneys

Were you or a loved one injured due to a defective condition on someone else’s property? The property owner could be liable and held responsible for your losses. Defective conditions can take on many forms, and they are common hazards that visitors are not prepared to take precautions against. The accident could range from a minor fall from an uneven surface in the parking lot to a serious injury from a malfunctioning elevator in an office building.

Regardless of how severe your injury is, you can trust Burnside Law Firm to handle your premises liability lawsuit in Athens. We know that victims of defective property conditions can face hefty medical expenses, a long recovery, lost income and even permanent disability. Our Athens lawyers bring extensive knowledge and valued legal strategies in cases pertaining to personal injuries. We will always work hard to get the compensation you deserve.

Types of Defective Property Conditions

Whether it is a home, commercial building or public space, defective conditions can exist anywhere on the property. This means that various people or entities can be liable for allowing a defective condition on their property and are responsible for the harm that was caused. A defective or hazardous condition within a property can encompass a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Construction Defects: These can include improper roof structures, flawed stairwell or balcony designs, foundational cracks compromising the building’s stability, or substandard construction materials.
  • Uneven Surfaces: Uneven or poorly maintained surfaces such as pavements, sidewalks or interior flooring can create tripping hazards and increase the risk of falls, especially for pedestrians or occupants with mobility challenges.
  • Landscaping Hazards: Overgrown vegetation, raised tree roots or unstable landscaping features can pose risks of trips and falls, particularly in outdoor areas.
  • Swimming Pool Defects: Issues like inadequate fencing, lack of proper pool covers or malfunctioning pool equipment can result in drowning accidents or injuries around swimming areas.
  • Elevator or Escalator Failures: Malfunctions in elevators or escalators due to mechanical faults, electrical issues or lack of maintenance can lead to accidents such as falls or entrapment.
  • Inadequate Security Measures: Insufficient security measures, such as broken locks, malfunctioning surveillance systems, or inadequate lighting, can contribute to criminal activities, assaults or unauthorized access to the property.
  • Broken or Defective Stairs: Staircases with defects such as broken steps, loose handrails or slippery surfaces can pose significant risks of falls and injuries to individuals navigating these areas.

Identifying and addressing these defective conditions is paramount to ensuring the safety of occupants and visitors within any property. Property owners, managers, maintenance companies, and other relevant parties must proactively mitigate such hazards and uphold their duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for those who enter their premises.

FAQ: Defective Property Conditions Liability

What is defective property conditions liability?
Defective property conditions liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners or managers to maintain safe premises for occupants and visitors. It encompasses addressing hazards, defects or unsafe conditions on the property that could lead to accidents or injuries.

Who can be held liable for injuries caused by defective property conditions?
Depending on the circumstances and legal standards, property owners, managers, landlords, maintenance companies, and sometimes contractors or subcontractors involved in construction or repairs can be held liable for injuries resulting from defective property conditions.

What legal recourse do victims have for injuries caused by defective property conditions?
Victims of injuries due to defective property conditions may pursue legal action to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other related losses. This often involves filing a premises liability claim and demonstrating negligence or failure to maintain a safe environment on the part of the responsible party.

How can legal representation help in defective property conditions cases?
Seeking legal representation from experienced premises liability attorneys can be beneficial. They can assess the case, gather evidence of defects or hazards, determine liability, negotiate with insurance companies and represent victims in court if litigation becomes necessary. Legal professionals can help victims navigate the complexities of the legal process and pursue fair compensation for their injuries and losses.

Liability for Injuries Caused by Defective Conditions

Property owners bear a legal responsibility to ensure that their premises offer a safe environment for all visitors and occupants. When a property owner fails to uphold this duty and neglects to address a defective condition that poses a risk of harm, injured individuals may have the right to seek compensation through a premises liability claim. This legal recourse allows victims to hold negligent property owners accountable for their actions or inactions that led to the injury.

At Burnside Law Firm, we understand the complexities of premises liability cases involving defective conditions. Our team of experienced attorneys is well-equipped to guide you through the legal process and advocate for your rights. Whether the property owner knew about the defect and ignored it or should have been aware of the hazardous condition, we are prepared to build a strong case on your behalf.

We are committed to providing tailored legal representation to individuals in the Athens, Georgia, area who have been harmed due to defective conditions on a property. Our goal is to help you recover the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the incident. If you’ve been injured due to a property owner’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore your legal options. Your well-being and justice are our priorities, and we’re here to help you pursue a favorable outcome in your personal injury case.

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2919 Professional Pkwy

Augusta, GA, 30907

Phone: (706) 432-8320


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Athens, GA, 30601

Phone: (706) 227-4264

We have recovered tens of millions in settlements and verdicts

The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

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Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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In November 2017, I was in a car accident and I decided to seek out legal assistance. I chose to go with Burnside Law Firm, LLP because of their five star rating. My inital consultation was with attorney, Mr. Garon Muller. I knew immediately that I wanted Mr. Muller to take my case. His professionalism and expertise in personal injury made my decision easy. Mr. Muller maintained his professionalism throughout my case. He kept me updated on a regular basis via telephone or email. He was always available to me when I call. I did not have to wait 24 hours to get a call back from him. I would greatly recommend Mr. Muller and the Burnside Law Firm, LLP.

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Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm makes client satisfaction his priority. Mr. Muller made sure that I had a lucid understanding during every discussion. He never made a decision without my input and made me feel like we were partners. Garon Muller was very professional and push for the maximum dollar amount from the insurance company. Me and my family considered ourselves blessed to have been represented by Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm. We highly recommend Garon Muller and Burnside Law Firm! Burnside Law Firm staff are exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

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I have known the Burnside family for many years. Recently Thomas was most helpful in getting my check following an auto collision. I highly recommend their firm.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264