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When it comes to types of premises liability cases, slip and fall injury lawsuits are the most common. Under Georgia law, property owners have a duty to keep their premises free of hazards or dangerous conditions that may cause injury. If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to a slip or fall on someone else’s property, you may have legal rights for a lawsuit in which you can recover monetary damages. Burnside Law Firm proudly serves the greater Athens area with a team of skilled personal injury lawyers. We can help you file a claim against the property owner if your fall was a result of the owner’s negligence to maintain a safe premises.

Slip and fall injury lawsuits can involve a common area of an apartment complex, a private residence, a major retail store or other commercial property. Some injuries can be severe, involving spinal cord injuries or even fatal. It is in your best interest to hire professional legal help to ensure maximum compensation in your case.

Is the Landowner Responsible for Your Slip and Fall Injury?

Landowners can be held accountable for injuries incurred as a result of a dangerous condition on their property. This includes hazards they knew about or should have known about. The hazard that caused the fall can be temporary (spill in the grocery store aisle), permanent (uneven concrete), obvious (broken stairs) or hidden (hole in the grass that was covered by leaves). In most cases, the property owner is assumed to have prior knowledge of any hazard that is not temporary.

If you recently suffered a slip or fall on a commercial or private property, our attorneys can help you determine if the owner was at fault. This can involve investigating whether the owner met the following legal requirements for his or her property:

  • Adequate lighting
  • Sufficient security
  • Working elevators/escalators
  • Even flooring
  • Structurally sound building
  • Marked stairs in good condition
  • Properly stored equipment
  • Safe parking lot/sidewalk areas

Proving the Owner’s Negligence

At Burnside Law Firm, we understand the importance of helping clients prove that the property owner’s negligence was the cause of your slip and fall accident. This is critical to obtain fair and complete compensation for your losses. Our talented Athens attorneys work strategically to prove at least one of the following:

  • The owner or employee was directly responsible for the hazard
  • The owner knew about the hazard but chose not to address it or repair it
  • The owner was unaware of the danger, but someone else in the situation would have reasonably known about the risk

By consulting our slip and fall injury lawyers, we can help you determine if there is enough evidence to prove negligence in your case. Our goal is to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, emotional suffering and other losses that the fall injury caused.

Contact Burnside Law Firm today!

When it comes to filing a slip and fall injury claim, time is of the essence. Not only is it easier to attain evidence immediately after the incident, but there is a Georgia statute of limitations deadline that keeps your claim active for a certain amount of time after the incident. Contact Burnside Law Firm today to speak with one of our Athens attorneys. We are qualified to handle a wide range of premises liability cases and will defend your rights at every turn.

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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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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