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.
There are three basic elements in any personal injury. To secure a settlement, a plaintiff must prove:
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 Macon personal injury lawyer 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 injury attorney starts working on your case, the better your chances are for securing fair compensation.
At Nelson & Smith, Personal Injury Lawyers 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, non-economic 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 Macon personal injury 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.Financial loss after an accident or injury can be crippling. You should not have to worry about collection agencies or insurance companies while you try to get back on your feet. The Macon Personal Injury Lawyers team at Nelson & Smith will aggressively pursue your case while supporting you during recovery. Contact us today to get started.
Our Macon, 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 Dublin, 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.