Cordele, GA is known as the Gateway to the South and the Capital of the Watermelon, and accidents of all sorts happen every day – in traffic, on the streets, in stores and other public places. These injuries include car, truck and motorcycle accidents, slips and falls, swimming pool accidents, head and traumatic injuries, spinal cord injuries, chemical burns, defective products, medical malpractice, negligence, work accidents and many more. When they occur as no fault of your own in Georgia, the best idea is to contact an experienced Cordele GA Personal Injury Lawyer, such as Nelson & Smith, to discuss the details of your injury. Any personal injury is a traumatic experience, and Nelson & Smith have years of experience assisting thousands of clients to receive compensation for their clients that total in the millions. The accident may have occurred at work, in a retail store or on the streets in traffic, including car accidents, bicycle accidents or as a pedestrian, but Nelson & Smith have the passion, determination, and diligence to be successful in court. All serious injuries are painful, but when they are not your fault, it seems the pain is even worse. The team at Nelson & Smith, a well-known Cordele GA Personal Injury Lawyer, knows how an unplanned injury can interfere in life, and they have compassion for your pain. Finances may be decreasing in your budget as well, with visits to doctor’s offices, hospital, and missed time at work, and the bills don’t stop coming. This Cordele GA Personal Injury Lawyer is prepared to help their clients in any way possible to reduce the stress and worry. We will assist in finding the right medical help as well as talking to the bill collectors until your settlement comes in.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, there were over 385,200 accidents that occurred in 2015 with 1,430 fatalities that resulted from those accidents, which makes vehicle accidents the most common type of injuries and fatalities in the state and the country. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA declares that slips, trips, and falls, mainly from general industry incidents, takes second place with over 15 percent of all accidental deaths occurring in this category. Work injuries and deaths are the largest growing category of accidents, and fatalities in the workplace have increased from 4,836 in 2015 to 5,190 in 2016 in the United States; this is a 7-percent increase in just one year. The third most common accidental deaths will shock and surprise you. According to the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety, that in 2014, in the U.S., between 210,000 and 440,000 patients have suffered because of harm or negligence while in the hospital for care, and this contributed to their death. The first year these hospital-related deaths were studied was in 1999, and it was reported that 98,000 people fell into this situation. If present estimates are correct, then medical errors would be the third-leading cause of death in America, with only heart disease and cancer preceding them.
But medical malpractice is a broader category than simply hospital accidents. Malpractice can occur in every medical field, and is the result is a large variety of injuries and/or negative effects that contribute to a client’s or patient’s already poor condition. Medical malpractice is classified as causing the symptom or symptoms that worsen the condition instead of improving it. This kind of neglect and injury can occur during diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation, which may lead to wrongful death. If you or someone you love has been involved in any type of personal injury that occurred not because of anything they did, it’s time to contact an expert Cordele GA Personal Injury Lawyer, Nelson & Smith, for a free consultation to discuss the details of the accident, insurance and to learn your rights as a U.S. citizen. We never charge a fee until we have won your case for you, and you have received full compensation for your loss.
Our Cordele, GA firm offers a free consultation to discuss your accident with our attorney and review the legal remedies available to you.
free case evaluation 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.
Attorney Blake Smith is an accomplished and experienced lawyer honing his legal skills related to personal injury cases all around the state of Georgia since 1995. Nelson & Smith focuses on providing quality representation to people who’ve suffered an injury as a result of another person’s negligence. For almost two decades, Mr. Smith has handled thousands of law matters recovering millions of dollars in settlements for clients injured in an accident. These include, but are not limited to, car accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, defective products, social security disability, and workers compensation cases for people injured on the job.Blake J. Smith graduated Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Science in August 1989. While attending the prestigious John Marshall School of Law in Atlanta, he served his community as a full time parole officer for the state of Georgia. His commitment to his employer and dedication to achieving a lifelong dream of becoming an attorney clearly demonstrates Blake’s character – he’ll bring this same dedication to representing you in your pursuit of justice.Upon graduation from law school in April 1995, Blake chose a legal career dedicated to helping people – not corporations. At the formation of the law firm, there was a conscious decision to never represent an insurance company or large corporation – over 19 years, Blake has kept that promise.
I’m eternally grateful to Mr. Smith for helping preserve my sanity in my workers compensation lawsuit. We settled for more than I thought was possible and I highly recommend him to anyone hurt at work in Macon.
Whenever I had a question, they got back to me and always made sure that I was informed of what was going on and in a timely manner. I would definitely come back to them and will always recommend them to anyone.
This was my first auto accident and my first experience with an attorney. I was very nervous and had many questions. There was no need for me to worry, Blake handled everything and kept me well informed. I highly recommend Nelson and Smith!
Here are a few of the cases that we hear the most from our personal injury clients in Cordele, GAfree case evaluation
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.