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How does Comparative Negligence work in Georgia? Published in Car Accidents on September 10, 2018.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, our legal system allows you to seek monetary damages from the responsible party as compensation. Whether working with an insurance company who represents the alleged negligent party or through the court system by filing a lawsuit, the primary issues are typically proving the fault of the other party and… READ MORE

What Should I Do After a Car Accident? Published in Car Accidents on September 6, 2018.

Being involved in a car accident can be a scary experience, even if you haven’t been gravely injured. There are certain things you must do immediately after such a situation. Even though your nerves may be frayed and your emotions running high, it is absolutely essential to remain as composed as possible and carry out these steps. If you are… READ MORE

How Care Accident Claims Can Affect Car Insurance Rates Published in Car Accidents on September 3, 2018.

Georgia has over five million drivers operating vehicles on their roads. When drivers in Georgia are involved in an accident, they may worry about experiencing a significant increase in their insurance premiums or having their insurance canceled. A driver in Georgia may be tempted to try and avoid this situation by not filing an insurance claim. This could cause the… READ MORE

What happens if I can’t prove the other driver’s fault after an accident? Published in Car Accidents on August 31, 2018.

In the majority of car accidents, determining who is at fault is relatively simple. There may be a situation of distracted driving, speeding or not obeying the rules of the road. If the other driver falls into any of those categories, it’s plain to see that they were responsible for the accident. However, in some cases, fault may not be… READ MORE

What are the most common causes of Truck Accidents in Macon? Published in Personal Injury,truck accident on August 27, 2018.

Truck accidents are no doubt the most serious crashes on the highways due to the mere size of the vehicles. No passenger vehicle is a match for a big-rig, and loaded trucks can be even more dangerous. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reported that 12% of all traffic fatalities are the result of commercial vehicle accidents. Even more… READ MORE

How To Prepare a Compelling Wrongful Death Case Published in wrongful death on August 25, 2018.

Few things in life are more devastating than the loss of someone we love. In most circumstances, these losses occur during the normal course of life due to illness or old age. However, sometimes deaths occur due to the negligence, recklessness or carelessness of others. These are deaths that never should have occurred. In the law, when someone dies as… READ MORE

What are the leading causes of Brain Injuries? Published in brain injury on August 23, 2018.

Many clients arrive at the offices of the Macon injury attorney, Nelson & Smith looking for justice after a traumatic brain injury leaves them unable to work or live in the way they are accustomed. A brain injury may be the result of a trauma or an illness, however, a stroke is cited as the leading cause of brain injuries… READ MORE

What is classed as Nursing Home Negligence in Macon? Published in nursing home abuse on August 20, 2018.

Nursing home abuse is classified as the physical, mental and/or psychological harm a patient suffers at a nursing home or assisted living facility. Physical abuse is classed as violence such as hitting a nursing home resident. It may be physical neglect such as causing a patient to develop bed sores due to lack of care. Mental abuse occurs when a… READ MORE

What constitutes a Personal Injury in Georgia? Published in Personal Injury on August 17, 2018.

Unfortunately, accidents happen every single day, no matter how precautious you are. The state of Georgia is no exception. People can suffer personal injury as a result of these accidents and are left with having to deal with medical bills, ongoing treatment, property damage and lost wages, among other types of damage. If you are injured by no fault of… READ MORE

Why you should hire an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Published in Personal Injury on August 13, 2018.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 35,000 people died in the year 2015 from motor vehicle accidents. It’s hard to imagine that unintentional injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. With all these people becoming fatal victims of crashes, there are also thousands of others who survive a crash and have injuries… READ MORE

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  • How does Comparative Negligence work in Georgia?
    If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, our legal system allows you to seek monetary damages from the responsible party as compensation. Whether working with an insurance company who represents the alleged negligent party or through the court system by filing a lawsuit, the primary issues are typically proving the fault […]
  • What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
    Being involved in a car accident can be a scary experience, even if you haven’t been gravely injured. There are certain things you must do immediately after such a situation. Even though your nerves may be frayed and your emotions running high, it is absolutely essential to remain as composed as possible and carry out […]
  • How Care Accident Claims Can Affect Car Insurance Rates
    Georgia has over five million drivers operating vehicles on their roads. When drivers in Georgia are involved in an accident, they may worry about experiencing a significant increase in their insurance premiums or having their insurance canceled. A driver in Georgia may be tempted to try and avoid this situation by not filing an insurance […]
  • What happens if I can’t prove the other driver’s fault after an accident?
    In the majority of car accidents, determining who is at fault is relatively simple. There may be a situation of distracted driving, speeding or not obeying the rules of the road. If the other driver falls into any of those categories, it’s plain to see that they were responsible for the accident. However, in some […]