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When you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident or truck accident, your whole world can feel like it’s coming crashing down. There’s often tremendous physical and emotional pain and serious financial stress that can make your life extremely difficult. At Nelson & Smith, our personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help. We focus on pursuing justice legally and helping alleviate the stress that comes from medical bills and other financial pressures so that you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Every morning as we get up to go to work or school, we say goodbye to our loved ones and we leave our homes with the expectations of the day being just like any other day. Unfortunately, however, serious accidents happen quite often in our community and in Georgia at large. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office Of Highway Safety, after seeing a steady decline in traffic fatalities across the state from 2010-2014, 2015 saw an unwelcome increase in those fatalities, and that increasing trend continued in 2016 with 1,554 fatalities taking place on our highways and roads. While it sometimes can be easy to look at statistics as just that – statistics, Nelson & Smith understands that for each of those lives lost, there’s a wake of families destroyed by tragedy, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and graduations that will always be missing someone who was lost unnecessarily early.
While these losses leave holes that can never be replaced, there are means through our legal system to provide justice to the families of serious accidents in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. Our law firm, Nelson & Smith, helps victims (referred to as plaintiffs) pursue justice after a serious accident. We’ve helped numerous injury victims and their families receive compensation for their injuries (or in some unfortunate circumstances, even death) that has helped them repair their lives as best possible. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured we can help.
Accidents cause injuries to unsuspecting people every day in Macon and across the State of Georgia. Such accidental injuries result in millions of emergency room visits, and getting proper treatment for your injuries to heal can be a time-consuming and costly process. In addition, some accidental injuries can change your life completely due to permanent impairments, disabilities, or disfigurement.
If you sustained injuries in an accident and you believe another person or company might be to blame, you should discuss your legal options with an experienced Macon personal injury attorney at the office of Nelson & Smith, Attorneys at Law. We know how to handle all types of injury cases – from the relatively straightforward to the highly complex. Contact us for a free consultation today.
Many personal injury cases stem from motor vehicle accidents. These crashes can involve many types of vehicles, as well as people on foot or on non-motorized vehicles such as bicycles or scooters who are hit by cars. Whether you are a driver, passenger, or someone outside the vehicle, the injuries from a vehicle accident can be serious.
The following are some types of accidents that lead to the claims our lawyers handle:
Our legal team regularly assists with auto insurance claims, as well as uninsured motorist claims, which can help after a hit and run accident, as well. We have the resources to identify the cause of your crash and determine which parties should be liable for your losses. This might include other drivers, a driver’s employer, a car manufacturer, construction companies, and more. No matter what caused your motor vehicle accident and injuries, we know how to stand up for your rights as a crash victim.
Accidents can cause serious injuries, even if they do not involve motor vehicles or transportation. Accidents can happen when products malfunction or when business owners allow dangerous hazards to persist in their stores, among many other situations. Our attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury claims, including:
Different types of claims will have different legal issues. For example, proving responsibility is different in a product liability claim than in an unsafe premises claim. It is critical to have an lawyer handling your case who understands how to see your particular type of case through from beginning to end. Contact our Macon personal injury attorneys firm today.
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Some people might sustain scrapes or bruises from accidents that require first aid at home and heal relatively quickly. Other accident victims might suffer serious injuries that require extensive medical care and affect their lives for weeks, months, or even years. The nature and severity of your injuries have a significant impact on your case, and our attorneys take on cases involving seemingly minor injuries or permanent and severe conditions.
We have helped clients who have an array of injuries, including but not limited to:
Following an accident, it is important that you receive the medical treatment you need. This not only helps prevent complications and ensures you are on the path to recovery as soon as possible, but a prompt diagnosis is also essential for a successful injury claim against the liable party. With the high costs of medical care and the other major effects of a serious injury, protecting your rights to financial recovery is imperative.
The point of a personal injury claim is to try to make you as whole as possible and to return you to the position you were in before the accident happened. For some people, this is not possible as they have permanent injuries, though your claim should provide compensation for lasting disabilities and impairments if applicable.
Losses that are commonly compensated in personal injury cases include the following:
The value of your claim will depend on the severity of your injuries, the impact on your life, and the extent of your financial bills.
Many people assume they can file an insurance claim without needing the help of an attorney. However, the claim process can be a lot more technical and complicated than you might imagine. Having the representation of the right personal injury lawyer can often ensure that you receive full compensation as soon as possible. Many people without a lawyer experience delays and might end up with far less than they deserve.
Our legal team can help in many ways, such as:
We know how insurance companies work, and we will do everything we can to fight for maximum financial recovery in each and every case.
When you suffer injuries due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you should not wait to consult with the legal team of Nelson & Smith, Attorneys at Law. Consultations and case evaluations are free, and you can learn how our Macon personal injury lawyers can help in your situation. Call (478) 746-1468 or contact us online as soon as possible to start standing up for your rights.
Nelson & Smith provides legal representation to injury victims on a contingency basis. This means you will never pay a dime in legal fees unless you recover money as a result of our legal help. We are fierce advocates for injury victims and will fight tooth and nail for our clients throughout Middle Georgia. We have offices throughout the area (including Macon, Milledgeville, Cordele, Dublin, Warner Robins, Hawkinsville and Tifton) and offer free case reviews. Call us today and schedule a consultation where we will hear your side regarding your accident and then create an action plan to help you and your family obtain justice.
“The one and only focus of our firm is doing whatever it takes to get justice for our clients who have been injured and doing so in a way that preserves their dignity”Blake J. Smith, Founder/Attorney
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When you hire Nelson & Smith, you will receive direct communication from out attorneys regarding the details of your case every step of the way.
We work on a contingency basis which means you’ll never pay a dime in legal fees unless we recover damages for you as a result of your case.
We’re battle tested litigators who are prepared to fight tooth and nail to make sure our clients are not taken advantage of.
Reclaiming your dignity is part of the healing process. With Nelson & Smith dignity begins and ends with kindness for every client.
I was referred to Nelson and Smith by my aunt. I must say it has been pleasant. I was kept updated on all information concerning my case. I really appreciated the excellent job Mr. David Rick's done. I would gladly recommend them to anyone in the future. Geneva Harris-Osondu Car accident Client
Mr Smith and his staff work ever had for me on my car accident case and I took very good care of me and I got to say a five star review it should be a ten star. All I can say is Thank you Mr. Smith for everything you have done for me and if I ever need another attorney you will be the ones that I call. Robert Daniel Dublin Car Wreck Client
I love the atmosphere good people Mr. Rick he make you feel like your family and not just another client. LaToya Stallings Personal Injury- Client
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Here are a few of the questions that we often hear from our personal injury clientsAsk us a question
For our personal injury clients we work on what’s called a contingency basis with regards our legal fees. This means you pay nothing up front to hire us and it also means that if you don’t receive compensation for your case, you owe us nothing after your course is finished. All financial costs associated with your case and it’s legal proceedings are being covered by Nelson & Smith and they remain our costs – not yours – unless we help you reach a settlement or verdict.
It all depends on the case as you might imagine. Some examples of details that can cause a case to be settled quickly are the extent of injuries, the amount of money at stake, the physical evidence associated with the case, witnesses to the injury and the strength of their statements, responsible parties acknowledging their role in an accident and even who the insurance company is. All these things can speed up your case if they are optimal but they can also lengthen your legal proceedings. For every client who hires Nelson & Smith, our goal is to get them the best possible outcome and to do this in as short a timeframe as possible. If you have concerns about medical bills, missed work and it’s impact on your ability to make ends meet, it would be well worth your time to contact Attorney Blake Smith and he will be able to give you some realistic expectations regarding the timeline of your case.
At Nelson & Smith we advocate and fight for ALL injury victims. If you have been injured in ANY manner, regardless of whether it was a motor vehicle accident or a work accident or even a very rare type of accident, you should call and speak with Attorney Blake Smith. What we have found to be true more often than not is that serious injuries or even deaths don’t simply “just happen” through the fault of no one. In many cases, identifying who was responsible for the accident is one of the biggest challenges. So if you’ve been seriously injured or lost a loved one, do not buy in the narrative that these things “simply happen”. Contact Attorney Blake Smith. He will listen to details surrounding your accident and give you an honest assessment of the strength of your case and what the best next step is for your family.
At Nelson & Smith, we understand that no one wants to be injured, much less hire an injury lawyer. So we work diligently to make the legal process as stress free as possible while also communicating all the important details with you We have been serving Middle Georgia and it’s surrounding communities for years and have established a reputation for being fierce advocates for injury victims. We care deeply about our neighbors and we will not tolerate injustice to our clients. As a result, we’ve help injured individuals recover millions of dollars in settlements and get their lives back in track. If you’ve experienced a serious injury give us a call today and we’ll review your case and create a strategy for you to receive the justice you deserve.
You certainly can try, but in our experience it will cost you significantly do so. When there’s a serious accident, more often than not there’s an insurance company that is responsible for the damages involved. Despite the funny and family oriented TV commercials insurance companies put on TV, they are businesses that are trying to be as profitable as legally possible which means they want to pay you the ABSOLUTE lowest amount they can. They hire experts, lawyers and adjusters who jobs are based on saving the company money by paying you as little as possible for your injuries. So to fight these insurance companies on your own, without professional legal help from an attorney who’s experienced in fighting for injury victims, is a very risky decision that will drastically reduce the chances of you getting a fair outcome. If you’ve experienced a serious injury give us a call today and we’ll review your case and create a strategy for you to receive the justice you deserve.
Our firm offers a free consultation to discuss your accident with our attorney and review the legal remedies available to you.
Home and hospital visits are available if you are not able to travel. Our attorneys can meet with you at a convenient location to discuss your personal injury claim and help you determine the best course of action.
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