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When you buy a product, you don’t expect it to fail. If the product is a defective product, the product will fail and you will be taken by surprise. When you buy a product for use, you expect it to fit for a particular purpose and there is no fault the product that prevents its proper use and enjoyment. If you buy a product and suffer injury in the course of its proper use, you can claim compensation for the injuries suffered by filing a claim for product liability against the manufacturer and other parties along the chain of manufacture of the product.

A product is said to be faulty or defective if it causes some injury or damage to a person because of some defect in the product or its labeling or the way the product was used. There are three types of product defects – design defect, manufacturing defect, marketing defect. A design defect happens when the product is not safe for its intended use. The manufacturer fails to design the product so as to make it safe for its intended use. The manufacturer could have seen the foreseen the risk and the risk could have been avoided by changing the design of the product. Design defects are in a manner of speaking, intended. This type of defect is inherent in the design of the product. A manufacturing defect is a defect which happens during the manufacturing process. It is different from a design defect. The produce can fail or malfunction if there is a manufacturing defect despite being of a safe design. A manufacturing defect happens if the manufacturer uses inferior quality or wrong materials. Failure to exercise quality control is also a manufacturing defect. Manufacturing defects are defects that were not intended. The third reason for a product malfunction is a marketing defect. Marketing defect is the failure of the manufacturer to warn the use of danger or provide proper instructions for use of the product. Marketing defects are defects in the manner in which a product is sold. The manufacturer has the obligation to warn users of any danger from the use of the product and also provide proper instructions. The common element in all reasons for a faulty or defective product is negligence or failure to act on the part of the manufacturer of the product. The manufacturer, and others involved in the chain of commerce involving the products that caused the injury, are often liable for injuries caused.

Products that have caused injuries include:

  • Defective work machines
  • Conveyor belts without safeguards
  • Defective scaffolding and ladders
  • Machinery with dangerous nip points
  • SUVs prone to rollover accidents
  • Defective seat belts
  • Poorly designed child safety restraints
  • Defective air bags
  • Unsafe space heaters
  • Lawn tool equipment without safeguards

An Unmatched Reputation

The Georgia injury lawyers at The Burnside Firm have an unmatched reputation in getting the rightful compensation for persons injured by defective products. From our offices in Athens GA we represent persons injured by defective products throughout Georgia.

Contact us for a No Risk No Obligation free initial consultation. Call 1-800-569-1937. Don’t miss out on the compensation you rightfully deserve.

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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 millions for our clients

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.

Medical Malpractice / Head Injury

$4,500,000 settlement

Pharmacy & Prescription Error

$1,800,000 settlement

Medical Malpractice / Anesthesia Injury

$1,600,000 settlement

Auto Accident / Multiple Fractures

$1,250,000 judgment

Auto Accident / Wrongful Death

$1,000,000 settlement

Dram Shop / Wrongful Death

$1,000,000 settlement

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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...

Meet Thomas Burnside
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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Our Client Testimonials

Our Client Reviews

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