Columbia Lawyer Receives Client Choice Award in Lawyers Ratings

Clients’ Choice Award Bestowed by Leading Lawyer Review and Ratings FirmTop-rated-lawyer-howard-county-lawyers-ratings

AVVO is a leading lawyers ratings and review firm. It bestowed the Clients’ Choice Award for 2012 on Columbia lawyer, Jonathan Scott Smith. This coveted recognition resulted from average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible


One client had this to say about Mr. Smith: “Mr. Smith is an exceptional attorney. He is very professional, knowledgeable and his attention to detail is unbelievable. He took control of my situation, put me at ease and brought the truth out during my trial. He is very straight forward and honest. You will not find a better attorney anywhere. His staff exhibits the same qualities and helps make a difficult time less stressful.”

Attorney Smith Receives “10.0 Superb” in Lawyers Ratings

Jonathan Scott Smith also has been awarded the highest lawyer rating “10.0 Superb” by AVVO. AVVO considers a wide variety of information in developing a lawyer’s rating, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Ratings range from a low of 1.0 to 10.0, the highest rating.

Very few lawyers achieve the highest rating, and it is recognition of Mr. Smith’s extensive litigation experience, successful results, and the opinion of his peers.

Columbia and Ellicott City Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Top-rated-personal-injury-lawyer-columbia-mdFor more than 30 years, Jonathan Scott Smith has been fighting for injured clients and obtaining successful results. The care we give to each case gets noticed. It’s what sets our firm apart.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful Past Results — has earned him the recognition of his peers, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, and a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Mr. Smith has more than 30 years of courtroom experience in personal injury cases. He is never hesitant to take a case to court if needed to get a good result. He thoroughly investigates each case he handles and is diligent in preparing for court.

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At our office, we are about our clients. We’re here to help you through this difficult time. Put our skill and experience to work on your case. Call 410-740-0101 now, or contact us online, to schedule an appointment.

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in personal injury, auto accidents,truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and negligence, throughout Maryland, including the cities of Columbia, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, and Baltimore. Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince George’s (Prince Georges) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

Bedsores & Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing homes are meant to be safe environments for seniors, places where they can be cared for and protected. Unfortunately, many nursing homes neglect the very people they are meant to champion and, through that neglect, threaten the well-being of their residents.

An explanation of bedsores (decubitus ulcers)

Bedsores develop when continuous pressure restricts circulation to areas of the body. Areas of the buttocks, hips and heels are the most common sites where bedsores develop. Restricted or inadequate blood flow to the affected tissue can eventually cause that tissue to die. Nursing home residents who are bedridden or wheelchair bound and cannot change their body position may develop serious bedsores, which can cause infections and become life threatening without treatment.

There are four stages of bedsores:

• Stage 1 bedsores are minor and manifest as a redness of the skin.
• Stage 2 bedsores manifest as blisters or abrasions on the skin.
• Stage 3 bedsores cause damage to the full thickness of the skin.
• Stage 4 bedsores extend into the muscle, tendons and bone.

Through regular preventive care, most bedsores can be avoided by:

• Keeping the patient’s skin clean and dry
• Changing the patient’s position every two hours
• Providing exercise and rehabilitation time for patients
• Keeping patients well nourished and hydrated
• Using pillows and other devices to relieve pressure

Understaffed nursing homes or facilities with improperly trained caregivers and/or neglectful staff often have a higher incidence of patients with nursing home injuries and can be held legally liable.

Get legal assistance

If your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect, an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help. Contact Jonathan Scott Smith online or call 410-740-0101 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.


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