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Can I Sue My Employer for Emotional Distress? Published in Workers Compensation on July 20, 2018.

Most employers that employ at least five or more workers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage in the event that an employee becomes injured or ill on the job. This is to protect both workers and the employer so that the former cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against the latter. However, there may be times when you might… READ MORE

What Happens if I Crash with an Uninsured Driver? Published in Car Accidents on July 16, 2018.

Unfortunately, car accidents happen all the time and often without warning. Usually, when this happens, you can simply go through the other driver’s car insurance or your own to recover compensation for your damages. However, if you get into a crash with an uninsured driver, you may be confused about how to proceed. There are a few options available to… READ MORE

Proving Fault in a Personal Injury Case Published in Personal Injury on July 6, 2018.

Being injured in a car accident or other type of accident that was not your fault is very stressful. If your injuries are serious enough and there are other damages, you will probably want to initiate a personal injury claim. However, one of the big questions in your mind may relate to how to prove fault for the accident. It’s… READ MORE

Can I fire my Personal Injury Lawyer? Published in Personal Injury on July 2, 2018.

Most legal processes can be frustrating and stressful. It is an attorney’s job to ease this stress and provide a client with the most competent representation possible. Regardless of the outcome of a case, an attorney is expected to do their job arguing and fighting for their clients while also advising them and helping them make the best legal decisions.… READ MORE

Slip & Fall Published in slip and fall accidents on June 30, 2018.

Slip and fall law is complicated, and you’re going through enough turmoil being the victim of such unfortunate circumstances. The legal experts at Nelson & Smith are ready to put years of experience to use in order to prove negligence of the property owner responsible for your accident. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation. For more information… READ MORE

How long can it take to settle a wrongful death claim? Published in wrongful death on June 29, 2018.

When examining the question of how long a wrongful death case can take to settle it is important to remember that each one of these cases is unique. The short answer is that some of these cases will literally wrap up in a matter of months while others will take from 1 to 4 years to settle completely. A Tifton… READ MORE

What happens legally after a truck accident? Published in truck accident on June 25, 2018.

The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety states that since 2010, the number of serious injuries and automobile accidents has steadily increased. By 2016, more than 15 serious traffic injuries occurred in Georgia for every 100 million vehicle miles traveled in the state. Being in an automobile accident is dangerous. However, motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers are terrifying and lead… READ MORE

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim? Published in Personal Injury on June 22, 2018.

If you have been hurt in a car accident, while playing a sport or using a defective product, you may have grounds for a personal injury case. While there is no definite timeline for such a case to be resolved, an attorney will take steps to help obtain a favorable outcome in a timely manner. Hiring an Attorney May Compel… READ MORE

How to build a strong personal injury case in Macon, GA Published in Personal Injury on June 18, 2018.

When you’re hurt in an accident in or around Macon, it’s likely you have several questions. The first priority is to heal after an injury, but once you’re on the mend, it’s critical to think about building a strong personal injury case. Nelson & Smith Attorneys at Law help people who have been hurt in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip… READ MORE

What is the Law for Workers' Compensation in Georgia? Published in Workers Compensation on June 15, 2018.

Unfortunately, accidents happen, even at work. If you live in the state of Georgia and suffer an injury or illness that is directly related to your work or that occurred in the workplace, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation benefits exist specifically so that employees can receive compensation for their medical expenses, ongoing medical care and lost wages… READ MORE

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  • How to prove negligence in a motorcycle accident?
    Motorcycle crashes are amongst the most serious when it comes to personal injury. Because a motorcyclist lacks many of the protections that allow the drivers of cars and trucks to walk away from an accident uninjured, motorcyclists often wind up with extensive medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and temporary or even permanent disability. […]
  • When do you need a personal injury lawyer?
    A personal injury lawyer is an attorney who upholds your right to safety and wellness in all situations, such as in car accidents where you are not at fault or when you slip and fall in a public establishment and are injured. They also protect the rights of those who have wrongfully died in a […]
  • Top 5 Injuries in the Workplace
    Serious workplace injuries occur in all occupational sectors. Different work environments cause various types of workplace issues. The workplace can be hazardous if there are no safety measures. Employers should ensure the working environment is safe. Also, employees need to be cautious when working. This guide focuses on the top five injuries that occur in […]
  • What are the most common types of Wrongful Death cases in Georgia?
    The law on wrongful death is designed to ensure that the bereaved are compensated following the death of a loved one that resulted from another person’s negligence. There is a lot of work that goes into proving that the defendant caused wrongful death and that is why we recommend that you seek the services of […]