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Inadequate Building or Apartment Security Liability Lawyers

Adequate apartment or other building security is not a luxury; it’s a fundamental expectation to safeguard individuals on the property from potential harm or attack. In Athens, a significant portion of the population comprises college students and other residents who reside in apartment buildings. These buildings should ideally maintain robust security measures to deter illegal or harmful activities within their premises. However, when security measures are insufficient, and an attack occurs, resulting in injury, not only is the attacker culpable under the law but the building owner or management may also be civilly liable for injuries sustained due to the absence of adequate security protocols.

With a sizable demographic of young college students residing in Athens, safety remains a paramount concern. While the primary responsibility for thwarting criminal activities lies with law enforcement agencies, property owners also play a crucial role. Building owners are expected to utilize available tools and strategies to deter criminals from perpetrating acts on their property. This encompasses not only ensuring adequate security measures within buildings but also extending security provisions to parking lots and entrances. While comprehensive security measures may not completely eliminate the risk of attacks or assaults, they can significantly reduce the likelihood by increasing the potential for criminals to be detected or apprehended.

When injuries occur that might have been prevented through effective security measures, such as surveillance systems, proper lighting, security personnel or secure entry systems, the building or property owners could face legal repercussions and be held accountable for damages incurred by the victims. If you or a member of your family was harmed as a result of inadequate apartment or other building security, the lawyers at Burnside Law Firm are here to discuss your case.

Have You Suffered a Serious Injury Due to a Lack of Security?

If you’ve suffered a serious injury due to a lack of security at your residence or another building in Athens, you may have legal options to seek compensation for your injuries. Property owners have a legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for their tenants and visitors, including implementing adequate security measures. Here are some key points to consider if you’re in such a situation:

  • Premises Liability Laws: Property owners can be held responsible for injuries that occur on their premises due to negligent security practices.
  • Types of Security Measures: This can include proper lighting, functional locks, surveillance cameras, security personnel and secure entry systems.
  • Proving Negligence: To succeed in a premises liability claim, you must demonstrate that the property owner’s lack of adequate security directly contributed to your injury.
  • Potential Compensation: Compensation sought in such cases can cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the injury.
  • Legal Assistance: Seeking legal representation, such as from the Burnside Law Firm, can be instrumental in evaluating the circumstances of your injury, determining if improved security could have prevented it, and pursuing financial compensation on your behalf.

Our team at Burnside Law Firm specializes in premises liability cases and can help assess the extent of negligence involved in your injury. By working with us, you can navigate the legal process effectively and seek the compensation you deserve for the harm you’ve suffered due to inadequate security measures. Don’t hesitate to reach out for a consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

Contact Burnside Law Firm for Your Athens, GA Premises Liability Case

If you reside in Athens and have sustained injuries due to an incident at your apartment building or any other property lacking adequate security measures, you may have legal grounds to seek compensation for your injuries directly from the building owner or management. Premises liability claims are a legal avenue that can be pursued, especially in cases where it can be demonstrated that the property owner’s failure to provide sufficient security contributed to the occurrence of the activity that led to your injury. These claims can encompass a range of situations, such as assaults, robberies, slips and falls in poorly lit areas or unauthorized access due to faulty locks.

At Burnside Law Firm, our experienced legal team specializes in premises liability cases, including those involving inadequate security leading to injuries. We understand the complexities of these cases and can assist you in evaluating whether your injuries could have been prevented with improved security protocols in place. By carefully assessing the circumstances surrounding your injury and gathering relevant evidence, we can build a strong case on your behalf to pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the incident. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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