When you are seriously injured in an accident, it can have a profound impact on your life. You may be left in pain, confused and in a terrible financial situation. According to the CDC, there are more than 30 million visits to emergency rooms each year because of accidental injuries. In fact, more than 130,000 people died on average each year from such accidental injuries. Accident victims can file a personal injury claim against an individual or an entity they’ll responsible for the injuries they’ve received. Such claims can provide victims with compensation for their lost wages, medical costs, pain and suffering and more. If you are looking for a Tifton personal injury lawyer, you should consider Nelson & Smith. We have helped countless accident victims in the Tifton and Macon area deal with the aftermath of their accident. Personal injury laws are complex and can leave accident victims feeling overwhelmed. Our law firm can provide you with the individualized attention and expertise you deserve.
Millions of people every year find themselves injured in an unexpected accident. If this happens to you, it’s vitally important to take the necessary steps to ensure you protect your health and any future personal injury claim you might need to file. Following tips should help you do this. Seek Immediate Medical Assistance: Following an accident in which you receive injuries, you should seek immediate medical attention. Report the Accident by Calling 911 or Appropriate Party: Either report your accident to law enforcement or to the business where the accident occurred. Any car accidents should be reported to your local police. A slip and fall accident should be reported to a supervisor, HR department or manager. Document the Accident: Make sure you document the accident, your injuries and everything that happens afterward. You should also write down notes regarding how the accident occurred. Reach out to Witnesses: If there are any witnesses to the accident, make sure that you get their names and contact information, as well as a short statement about what they saw. Contact a Lawyer: Find the best legal help you can. You need a lawyer experienced in this area of law who can try to obtain the best possible outcome for you. Don’t Sign Releases or Statements: Never signed any releases of liability or statements regarding the accident without your lawyer’s advice. Insurance company representatives will almost certainly contact you to try to obtain such a release or statement. You can destroy any potential damage claim by providing such statements. Aside from speaking to the police, you should contact a lawyer before discussing the accident or signing legal documents.
Any number of accidents can cause personal injuries, with some of the most common being: Slip and Falls: If you are on someone else’s property and find yourself injured because of a dangerous condition there, you may be able to seek compensation from the owner or the individual renting the property.
Car Accidents: The largest number of personal injury claims is probably caused by car accidents. Victims in these accidents can sue negligent drivers for any property damage or injuries. Product Defects: If a product works incorrectly or provides inadequate usage directions, the result can be a serious injury. The manufacturers of such product can be held liable for any damages. Workplace Accidents: In many instances, when an accident occurs in your workplace you will find workers compensation will come into play. However, in some cases injured employees find it necessary to file personal injury claims. Animal Bites: A pet owner can be held financially liable for any injury their dog – or other animal – inflicts on others. When you are looking for a Tifton personal injury lawyer, you need someone who has years of experience in this area of law. The lawyers at Smith & Nelson can use all of their knowledge and resources to greatly increase the chance that you will get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Please feel free to contact us today if you have any questions or would like a consultation.
Our Tifton, 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 Tifton, 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.