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Augusta and Athens, Georgia Car Accident Lawyers

Occupants of motor vehicles benefit from the protective design and safety features integrated into modern cars, which significantly mitigate the risk of injury in the event of an accident. From seat belts and airbags to crumple zones and reinforced frames, these safety measures are engineered to absorb impact forces and minimize the likelihood of serious harm. Similarly, motorcyclists rely on specialized protective gear such as helmets, jackets and gloves to safeguard themselves against the inherent risks of riding on two wheels.

However, the same level of protection is not available to joggers, bicyclists and other pedestrians who share the roads with motor vehicles. Unlike motorists and motorcyclists enclosed within the protective confines of their vehicles or gear, pedestrians and cyclists are particularly vulnerable to injuries if they are struck by a vehicle. Without the structural support or protective equipment afforded to motor vehicle occupants, pedestrians and cyclists face a heightened risk of sustaining severe injuries or fatalities in collisions with automobiles.

At the law office of Burnside Law Firm, we represent pedestrians and cyclists who are injured by inattentive drivers. In fact, we recently made a significant recovery for a young lady who was struck by a turning driver who failed to see her walking in the crosswalk. If you have been injured in a similar fashion or wish to learn more about whether you have a case, contact us at either our Athens-Clarke County or Richmond County, Georgia law office.

Vulnerability on the Road: Risks Faced by Pedestrians and Cyclists in Traffic Collisions

The lack of physical protection for pedestrians and cyclists underscores the gravity of pedestrian and bicycle accidents, which often result in devastating consequences. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), statistics reveal alarming trends in these types of accidents. In 2007 alone, an estimated 124,000 pedestrians, bicyclists and other individuals not traveling in vehicles suffered injuries in accidents involving collisions with cars or other motor vehicles. These figures underscore the urgent need for enhanced safety measures and increased awareness to mitigate the risks faced by vulnerable road users and prevent further tragedies on our roadways.

Moreover, pedestrian and bicycle accidents not only result in physical injuries but also have far-reaching emotional and financial implications that reverberate throughout communities and families alike. Beyond the immediate trauma of physical harm, the emotional toll can be immense, leaving survivors grappling with feelings of fear, anxiety and grief. Families are shattered by the loss of loved ones or the burden of caring for injured members, enduring profound emotional distress and upheaval in their lives. The financial consequences of pedestrian and bicycle accidents can also be staggering, with medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs imposing significant burdens on individuals and families.

Helping Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Victims After a Crash

Navigating the aftermath of being struck by a car can be overwhelming, with numerous confusing issues to contend with. Questions regarding liability, insurance coverage, and obtaining compensation for medical bills often weigh heavily on victims’ minds. This is particularly true when the driver responsible for the accident flees the scene, leaving victims uncertain about their legal recourse and options for recovery. At Burnside Law Firm, our experienced attorneys specialize in handling the complexities of car accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists, offering invaluable support and guidance to those in need.

We understand the multifaceted nature of pedestrian and bicycle accident cases and are well-equipped to address a wide range of scenarios. From determining liability to navigating insurance claims, we have the expertise to unravel the complexities of your case and advocate fiercely on your behalf. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the compensation you need and deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from your injuries.

Some of the pedestrian accident cases we handle include:

  • Crosswalk accidents: Instances where pedestrians are struck while lawfully crossing the street at designated crosswalks, often due to drivers failing to yield or exercise caution.
  • Hit-and-run accidents: Cases involving drivers who flee the scene of the accident, leaving victims injured and uncertain about their legal options for recourse.
  • Pedestrian accidents involving children: Incidents where children are struck by vehicles while walking or playing near roadways, resulting in particularly devastating injuries and emotional trauma.
  • Other pedestrian or bicycle accidents: We also represent victims involved in a variety of other pedestrian and bicycle accidents, including those occurring on sidewalks, bike lanes or other shared road spaces.

At Burnside Law Firm, we are committed to advocating for the rights of pedestrians and bicyclists In Augusta and Athens, GA, who have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of others. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses, replace lost income, and move forward with your life. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free initial consultation. We’re here to provide the support and legal representation you need to pursue justice and recovery.

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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