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Why Choose Us

Macon Personal
Injury Lawyer

No Upfront Cost to You

There is no cost to you until and unless we secure a settlement on your behalf.

Expect Personal Service

You will be communicating and meeting directly with a lawyer and not a legal assistant.

Highly Rated by Clients

We are proud to have earned a 9.5/10 avvo.com rating, and an A+ BBB rating.

Proven Courtroom Strength

Because we are prepared to litigate, and the insurance companies know it, we get better results for our clients.

Macon Personal
Injury Lawyer

A serious injury can turn your life upside down in the blink of an eye. We live in a world full of uncertainty, but there is no excuse for the type of carelessness that leads to life-altering injuries. When someone else is responsible for the harm you or a loved one suffers, you have the right to take legal action.

A lawsuit cannot take away the pain and long-term effects of an accident or injury, but it can provide you with a sense of justice and the financial compensation you need to recover and move forward with your life. At Nelson & Smith, we believe personal injury law is about more than winning cases – it’s about helping families in Middle Georgia overcome some of the most difficult times of their lives.

Personal Injury and Negligence in the State of Georgia

There are three basic elements in any personal injury. To secure a settlement, a plaintiff must prove:

  • The defendant owed the injured person a reasonable duty of care (e.g., all drivers on the road are responsible for following the rules of the road),
  • The defendant failed to act in accordance with that duty (he or she acted negligently), and
  • The negligent action led directly to a victim’s serious injury.

In the vast majority of cases, an injured individual has two years from the time of the incident, or the discovery of the injury, to file a lawsuit. If you or a loved one is injured, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A free consultation can help you determine if filing a lawsuit is the best course of action in your case. The sooner your attorney starts working on your case, the better your chances are for securing fair compensation.

Types of Cases We Handle

If you suffer an injury at the hands of someone else, reach out to us for a no-obligation consultation. We represent clients in most personal injury incidents including motorized vehicle accidents, unsafe premises accidents, nursing home and daycare injuries, school campus incidents, insurance and workers’ compensation difficulties, and dog-bite incidents. Review our areas of practice for more detailed information about our services.


The team at Nelson & Smith will aggressively pursue your case—using every resource and contact we have to minimize stress so you can focus on recovery.

Nelson & Smith: Experience, Expertise, and Compassion

At Nelson & Smith in Macon, we handle only serious accident and injury cases. This allows us to support each of our clients with the care they need to obtain a successful outcome. Our team has a history of success in representing thousands of clients.

We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients to cover the full extent of loss and suffering associated with injuries. With our representation, you may secure economic damages to cover financial loss, noneconomic damages to cover pain and suffering and other intangible losses, and punitive damages designed to punish the defendant.

We take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients do not pay for our services unless we secure a settlement. This fee structure allows us to take on the cases we believe in, and does not diminish the level of support our attorneys provide. Each client has access to a qualified attorney throughout the case. If you need someone to drive out to your location for a consultation or to answer your questions, you will always have direct access to your attorney, not a legal assistant.

Case Results


Defective chemical tank design resulting in 3rd degree burns

Product Liability


Herniated disc

Tractor Trailer Accident

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Our Team

Full Service Law Firm

We will handle EVERYTHING involved in your case, including property damages, rental car, disability, employment and personnel issues, health insurance disputes or delays, credit rating protection, and of course, your injury claim.

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