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A wrongful death results in the sudden or unexpected loss of a loved one. This can be very devastating to you and your family. A wrongful death can result in pecuniary or financial injury and includes the loss of support, services, lost prospect of inheritance, and medical and funeral expenses.

Wrongful deaths can occur as a result of:

  • Medical malpractice.
  • Neglect or abuse on the part of a nursing home.
  • Criminal behavior.
  • Automobile, bus, train airplane or other common carrier accident.
  • Occupational exposure to hazardous conditions or substances (exposure to asbestos, etc.).
  • Death during a supervised activity (sports tournament, field trip, etc.).

Compensation for Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a death caused by wrongful act or from negligence. The survivors of the wrongful death victim can file a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for the death. The survivors of the dead person are entitled to monetary damages.

A wrongful death claim involves complex legal issues and questions including the cause of death, whether something could have been done to prevent the death and the pecuniary damages suffered by the survivors. The personal injury lawyers at The Burnside Law Firm have the skill and expertise necessary to get survivors of wrongful death the compensation they deserve. We investigate and identify all sources of compensation.

Georgia Law

The surviving spouse can file to recover damages from the responsible parties, and any compensation received is shared with minor children. In the absence of any surviving spouse, the right to a wrongful death lawsuit belongs to the children. Minor children may be represented by a court-appointed guardian. If there is no spouse or children, the rights pass to the parents of the deceased. When there is no spouse, child or parent, the administrator of the estate can file a claim on behalf of the next of kin.

Statute of Limitation

A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the death. In certain types of accidents, this time frame is even less. If any of your relative is a victim of wrongful death, contact us immediately for a free initial consultation. We will review your case and let you know if you are entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-569-1937.

Life Care Plans and Comprehensive Medical Care

The personal injury lawyers at The Burnside Firm work for the victim’s emotional well-being and the prognosis for recovery. We can meet with the family and medical experts and draft a life care plan that may include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses and lost wages to date
  • Replacement of projected future income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy and/or home care
  • Psychological counseling
  • Remodeling of the home to accommodate the disability
  • Job skills re-training
  • Future surgery, medical devices, medication and treatment
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship for family members

We have the skill and expertise necessary to draft life care plans. We can draft a life care plan based on the victim’ requirements.

Contact us if any of your loved ones is suffering from a catastrophic injury from any type of accident or negligence, auto accident, on-the-job accident, nursing home accident or defective product accident. We have the expertise and skill needed to get you with compensation you deserve. We investigate and identify all sources of compensation. From our offices in Athens GA we represent injury victims throughout Georgia. Contact us for a free initial consultation. We will review your case and let you know if you are entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-569-1937.

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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...

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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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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