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Carnival Triumph Cruise Disaster
Posted on: February 15th, 2013 by J. David Greene


On February 10, 2013 the Carnival Triumph cruise ship suffered a fire in the engine room resulting in a loss of power and propulsion for the vessal.  Over 4000 passengers and crew were left stranded on the boat in horrible conditions 150 miles from land.  For 5 long days the passengers of the Triumph had little food, suffered sweltering heat, and had to endure unsanitary conditions leading to viral and bacterial infections. If you or a loved one has suffered from being stranded on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship, call us today or fill out the online contact form to find out if you have a claim.  Be sure to talk to a lawyer before you sign anything from the Carnival Cruises or their lawyers....

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3 Questions You Must Ask Your Lawyer Before Hiring Him
Posted on: December 3rd, 2012 by J. David Greene

Before you hire a lawyer there are three questions you should ask them 1. How many cases like mine have you handled? The more experience your lawyer has can mean a big difference in the result of your settlement. Hiring a lawyer with years of experience will help you in a variety of different ways. He'll already have relationships established with the insurance adjustors and he will know the ins and outs of the applicable laws. Greene and Phillips has handled thousands of personal injury cases of a variety of types including car wreck cases, slip and fall cases, 2. What system does the lawyer have in place to keep track of cases. It may surprise you to find out that your lawyer is working on your case based on a paper file folder. This can mean lost records, being put at the bottom of a to-do list or even forgotten. At Greene & Phillips we use an advanced paperless computer system that ensures no file or record gets lost or misplaced and that there is always someone working to move your case toward settlement. 3. Ask your lawyer about settlement values of cases he has settled. You need to know you are working with a reputable firm that has has experience in handling large cases. Those attorneys who have had large settlements related to your injury type will have proven experience to get you the full value of your claim. ...

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4 Big Mistakes People Make After an Accident
Posted on: November 14th, 2012 by J. David Greene

1. Not going to the doctor or hospital So important after your accident, you need to be checked out by a physician to see what the extent of your injuries are and to make sure you start getting better. After your accident you should get seek medical attention as soon as possible. 2. Not following your doctor's instructions The doctors are the professionals. they are going to prescribe you medicine, physical therapy, instructions about staying off your feet, staying in bed. If you don't follow their instructions, It will take longer for you to recover, your case will take longer, and you could end up not getting as big a settlement because of that. The third mistake is trying to do too much too soon after your accident You may be in a lot of pain, but if you go around pretending like you're not hurt, you could do yourself more damage and also hurt your case. Someone who goes back to work the very next day after an accident is not going to have as large a settlement as someone who really takes the time they need to recover from their injuries A very similar mistake to that is downplaying your injuries That's right, often we have these guys that want to look tough and that they've got it all together and can't get hurt. Sometimes admitting to yourself that your injuries are seriuos and acting like it will not only help you heal quicker, but it can really help your case. Every case is different, so you really need to sit down with a lawyer to figure out what is the best way to go from there. ...

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We Come to You
Posted on: October 17th, 2012 by J. David Greene

In some cases, it can be difficult to get to get help from a lawyer when you might need one. For example, if your car is wrecked, or you're in the hospital. The attorneys at Greene & Phillips realize this only causes more stress in an already very stressful situation. That's why they offer a service where they go to you, wherever you are. In fact, the main reason the firm has a plane is so that they can quickly get to clients wherever they are in the region. They can explain what your legal options are and let you know what they think your case is worth. Then they'll investigate the facts of the case. The lawyers at Greene & Phillips handle cases throughout southern Mississippi, Alabama, north-west Florida, and the southeast. Clients are never charged unless they win their case. If you think you have a case, you can call Greene & Phillips any time. Someone will answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ...

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Many Still Making BP Claims
Posted on: October 1st, 2012 by J. David Greene

David Greene was recently interviewed about people that continue to make claims of lost income and injuries following the BP Oil Spill...

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Auto Accident Insurance Tips
Posted on: September 20th, 2012 by J. David Greene

After an auto accident if you are contacted by the other driver's insurance what does that mean? 9 times out of 10 that means the other driver's insurance company knows you have a case against them, and they are trying to do whatever they can to keep your claim against them as low as possible. If the accident wasn't your fault, they will be in a mad rush to reach you before you get a lawyer because it will save their company a large amount of money. What is the insurance adjustor trying to accomplish by contacting you? He will ask you if it's ok to make a recorded statement about what happened.  Unfortunately he may use leading questions that as you answer with the best intentions undermine and cause problems with your case. What if you've been in an accident and the insurance company offers you a quick settlement? 100% of the time your case is worth more than what they are offering you. When should you talk to an insurance adjustor? You should first consult with a lawyer to see if you have a case before talking to any insurance adjustor.  Insurance companies are out to make a profit.  The only way they make money is to pay out as little as they can on claims.  They will often deny your claim, delay it, or defend themselves against the claim. If an adjustor Calls you what should you do? You politely tell them that you are represented by an attorney and that they will be in touch with them....

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Construction Injury
Posted on: August 7th, 2012 by J. David Greene

from Studio 10 Working in the construction industry can be very dangerous. If someone is injured as a crew member on a construction site, their case can be much more complex than a workers' comp case. If a subcontractor was negligent, making the employee's situation more hazardous contributing to the accident, that must be taken into account. In many situations, a construction case may require more detailed investigation than many workers comp cases that cover several parties that may need to be held responsible. The lawyers at Greene and Phillips have handled cases where safety railings have not been installed correctly allowing their client to fall. They have also handles cases surrounding heavy items falling from cranes, workers being run over by heavy equipment, or workers sustaining injuries due to walls collapsing or even fires and explosions. Many victims of construction accidents will never be able to work again, let alone have the same quality of life like they used to. While winning a big settlement can't make you whole, David Greene says it can help ease some of the pain. So if you're injured while working on a construction site, seek medical attention, submit First Report of Injury with your employer, then make sure you call Greene and Phillips your construction injury lawyers....

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Comedy Nights at North Mobile 2012
Posted on: July 25th, 2012 by J. David Greene

Greene and Phillips Injury Lawyers is once again very proud to sponsor Comedy Nights at North Mobile Baptist Church this summer in Saraland AL. Included Acts:

  • Bob Smiley - June 23rd
  • Joey I.L.O - July 30th
  • Michael Jr. - August 6th
Mondays at 7pm
Free Admission
from I-65 go East at Exit 13 on the right.
Proceeds raised during Comedy Nights goes toward feeding the hungry in NOMO's Love Helps campaign 
Comedy Night Poster 2012

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Proud Sponsor of Mobile Gospelfest 2012
Posted on: July 11th, 2012 by J. David Greene

Greene and Phillips is once again a very proud sponsor of Mobile Gospelfest 2012. This year's Gospelfest will take place August 4th at the Saenger Theater in Downtown Mobile at 6pm. Artists include:

  • Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's
  • Eberly Crawford
  • Alicia Williamson Garcia
  • Paul Porter
  • Hubert Baker & The Believers
Tickets are available at the Saenger Theater Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, or online at
Mobile Gospelfest 2012

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Motorcycle Safety Tips
Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by J. David Greene

If you have a motorcycle, there are some things you should know before you head out on the highway. Safety is the most important thing you should think about as a motorcyclist. If you drive a motorcycle, make sure you're always visible to other drivers. It's also important for you to drive within the speed limit. You should also be aware of everything around you and your motorcycle. If an accident were to occur, wearing protective gear will help protect you. Injuries can be very serious even if you are just bumped. If a you are driving a car or truck and see a motorcycle on the road you should you be more careful. Keep a safe distance between your car and the motorcycle. Be aware that there are smaller vehicles like motorcycles and bicycles that are sharing the road with you. David Greene from Greene and Phillips Law Firm says motorcycle cases can be difficult because people want to blame the motorcyclist. People tend to see them going faster than they actually are. He says the insurance company is going to make assumptions about the motorcycle driver that are often not true. The attorneys at Greene and Phillips can handle motorcycle cases. Greene says the lawyers will pursue a claim if they feel it could make a case....

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