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What is Premises Liability?

According to Georgia state law, both homeowners and commercial entities are legally obligated to ensure that their premises are maintained in a manner that reasonably guarantees the safety of any individual invited onto their property, known as an “invitee.” This duty encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, including identifying and addressing potential hazards promptly. Premises liability, therefore, refers to legal situations wherein an individual has suffered harm or fatality due to a property owner’s failure to uphold this duty, either through negligence or a breach of their legal obligation to provide a secure environment. These scenarios often involve incidents such as unmarked hazards or easily preventable accidents, which can result in severe injuries, significant harm or even loss of life.

Were you or a loved one recently injured while on someone else’s property? You may be entitled to financial compensation for your loss. At Burnside Law Firm, we are qualified to be your premises liability lawyer in cases against homeowners, landlords, retailers, property managers or government entities that failed to provide a safe premises for their patron, tenant, guest or other invitee.

Common Causes of Premises Liability Lawsuits

There are myriad factors that can contribute to the designation of premises as unsafe or hazardous, leading to instances of personal injury or wrongful death. These factors encompass a wide spectrum of conditions and situations that can pose risks to individuals on the property. For instance, inadequate maintenance of structures or equipment can create hazards such as slippery floors, broken stairs, malfunctioning elevators or collapsing structures. Poor lighting in parking lots or walkways can contribute to trip-and-fall accidents or increase the likelihood of criminal activity due to decreased visibility. Additionally, failure to comply with building codes and safety regulations, such as neglecting to install proper signage for hazards or failing to secure dangerous areas, can also lead to accidents and injuries. Environmental factors such as toxic substances, mold infestations, or poor air quality can further exacerbate risks to health and safety on the premises.

It is crucial for property owners and managers to regularly assess and address these potential hazards to mitigate the chances of accidents, injuries or fatalities occurring on their premises and uphold their legal duty to provide a safe environment for all visitors and occupants. The experienced legal team of Burnside Law Firm proudly accepts the following types of premises liability cases in Athens:

Contact Burnside Law Firm for Premises Liability Cases in Athens, GA

Whether you’ve experienced a bad fall on a slippery surface in a retail store or endured a life-threatening injury due to a deck collapsing at a neighbor’s residence, we extend an invitation to explore the potential grounds for a premises liability case with our team of experienced personal injury lawyers in Athens, Georgia. Our dedicated legal professionals are committed to assisting clients in identifying and pursuing compensation for injuries sustained in preventable accidents. We understand the physical, emotional and financial toll that such incidents can exact, and we strive diligently to ensure that our clients receive the maximum compensation they are entitled to under the law. By partnering with us, you can rest assured that you have a strong advocate who will work tirelessly to protect your rights and seek justice for the harm you have suffered due to negligence or unsafe conditions on another’s property.   Contact our office today to schedule a consultation at Burnside Law 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

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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Meet The Team

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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Our Client Testimonials

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Burnside Law Firm

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 38 reviews

Erin Wren

After my car accident they helped me every step of the way! They were up front and answered any questions I had! They negotiated the insurance and got a higher settlement than was offered! I would definitely use them again!

Debbie Walker

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.

Rick Estep

Burnside Law Firm is who you want to represent you. Mr. Muller came to our house for a free consultation without hesitation. He guided us and overcame every obstacle we encountered. He secured the maximum insurance limits for us and we couldn't be more happy. If you are injured, DO NOT attempt to recoup compensation without the expertise of a trusted, skilled and able law firm to be your voice. THANK YOU MR. MULLER!!!

Alexander Hughes

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.

Lynn Eldridge

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.

Damien Williams

I definitely felt comfortable in there hands really good people.

Jacob Clements

Very very good law firm. Went above and beyond to make things right. Highly reccomend.

Barbara Huskinson

Burnside Law did what they said they would do. Garon Muller was great in communicating and looked out for my best interest in getting what was fair in my settlement. I would recommend Burnside to anyone.

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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